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Icon nb 3

Size : 28 x 24 cm.

Linden board

Gilded halo. Egg tempera.

Very venerated in Russia, the icon of the Mother of God of Kazan presents us with a Virgin of the type "Hodigitria" (Who shows the Way) whose Son is standing facing the viewer.

Child Jesus, in the Byzantine tradition, is never represented as a baby, since he is above all the Word of God. He always wears the clothing of an adult and yet his reduced size indicates that He is a child.



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