Vintage Orthodox Icon Our Most Holy Lady Theotokos


Posted on Tue Mar 27 2018

This captivating, Byzantine Christian Orthodox Icon of Our Most Holy Lady Theotokos, Ever Virgin Mary, Theotokos the Guide is an original painting- entirely hand written using traditional techniques. The beatific Theotokos-Hodighitria icon originated in 16c Crete, & this 20C depiction was created in much the same way; powdered stone pigments & mixture of egg yolk and vinegar (tempera)on an artist-selected, old wood plank, which has been carved to a framed form as palette. This example resembles the work of Plamen Kazakov, a renowned 20C & contemporary master of Byzantine Christian Orthodox Icon writings. As is typical, no artist signature is present in this highly devotional, traditional icon 'writing'. Overall condition is excellent -w/vibrant color, detail & depth of icon image. Some age commensurate dulling of gilt on outer frame. No cracks or damage to wood or any detractions of note to the wonderful imagery. This is a fine, quite large format icon of excellent quality & appearance. Dimensions: H 17” x W 13.5” x D 1" Materials: tempera, gold leaf (23kt), old wood hand-selected by the iconographer, varnish Technique: egg tempera, gilding, wood carving Brief insight to some symbolic elements of this Icon; Most Holy Mother Theotokos-Ever Virgin Mary, the Guide:

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