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Item:273464252479ANTIQUE GREEK ICON OF THE VIRGIN MARY ODEGHETRIA, MID 19TH CENTURY Dimentions: 27x19 cm (10,6x7,6 inches) Technique: Egg tempera on wood, gesso, gold leaf, varnish Provenance: Central - Northern Greece mid 19th century This is a unique hand painted Greek icon of the Virgin Mary Odeghetria ( Οδηγήτρια) dated on the mid of 19th century. It comes probably from workshop of the Central - Western Greece which at that time were under the Ottoman rule. The icon depicts the Virgin Mary holding the child Jesus on her left hand and showing him to us with her right hand . Jesus holds a scroll symbol of the low and he is blessing us as the God almighty. The halos are gilt with gold leaf and the background has blu light color with white gradation,. The dresses of the Virgin mary have many ornaments while has been also used gold in powder.The icon has very vivid color and optimistic expression, it keeps all the rules of the orthodox iconography while it expresess the tendencies of the colors and art of the mid 19th century. Very well preserved, not cleaned or restored, very few damages by the time It still has authentic varnish wich has a lifht yellow oxidation by the age. Very rare icon, museum value. Shipping world wide, you can email me for more informationCondition:Good, Material:Wood, gesso, paints, gold leaf, Provenance:Greece
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Antique Greek icon of the Virgin Mary Odeghetria 19th century