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Item:273188318219Antique Greek icon of Virgin Mary, mid 19th century Dimentions: 27x19 cm (10,6x7,6 inches) Technique: Egg tempera on wood, gesso, gold leaf, varnish Provenance: Central or Northern Greece mid 19th century This is a unique hand painted Greek icon of the Virgin Mary ''Odeghetria'' ( the leading Virgin ) of the mid probably19th century from workshop of the Central or Northern Greece. The icon depicts Virgin Mary holding the child Jesus with her left hand and with her right hand is presenting us to Christ while Christ holds a scroll, symbol of the divine Word and he is blessing us with his right hand. The background is light green-blue with scale tones of white color on the lower part. The dresses of Virgin Mary have a lot of dacoration painted on gold leaf or using gold in powder as color. The icon has very vivid colors and a very optimistic character, it is typical icon of workshop of Greece of the mid 19th century. Some light damages on the wooden panel, the existing paitning is very solid, I have cleaned the icon and now it has a very nice look Shipping world wide, you can email me for more information Thanks !Provenance: Greece, Material: Wood, gesso, paints, gold leaf
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Antique Greek icon of Virgin Mary Odeghetria ,mid 19th century