• Icon Virgin Hodegetria

Icon Virgin Hodegetria

Article: ПД000061

Price: 39

Orthodox Christians ask the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary for centuries. Before the icon Hodegetria, which leads from the Greek as Putevoditelnitsa, people pray to the Virgin for help in traveling and a happy return home. The iconographic style of writing of the icon is one of the oldest (VI century) and was created in ancient Palestine or Egypt. Even later, it spread throughout the East and the Byzantine Empire. Also copies of the icons came to Rus', where the Mother of God had healed and helped many believers who prayed her before this icon.

Manufacturing technology:

In the manufacture of icons technique of ancient monasteries is used. On a wooden base, prepared with gesso, (primer based on chalk and animal glue with the addition of linseed oil) a stencil-old icon of reproduction of the original is applied by a special method.Then iconographer draws divine image with the natural colors, which is an exact replica of the original. Upon final completion of the "figure" , the icon is worked up with a special technique throught wich the icon appears with natural cracks as original vintage icons of the Middle Ages.

Exact size: 23x33 cm

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