Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Virgin “The Incarnation”. 22 x 28 cm


This iconographic type of the Virgin with the infant Jesus is derived from the Iconography “Znamenie”. The Savior is still unborn and depicted in a medallion on the Virgin’s chest. “The Incarnation” is very close to the image of the Virgin with the child Jesus on the Throne and is known for its Mission upcoming in the incarnated apostasy.
On this Icon, just like it is depicted on the Byzantine’s original, The Virgin is cuddling her Child most likely to protect him. Jesus blesses all believers with his right hand, but in his left hand he holds a manuscript – a symbol of upcoming New Testimonial

2 Comments:

Blogger iconoclastical said...

do you know what those two bird-like creatures are above the virgin's hands?

12:24 PM  
Blogger Pavels said...

I just consulted few experts in Orthodoxy, and told me that these two bird-like creatures are actually the six-winged Cherubim. Somewhere the Old Testament mentions the six-winged angels, who cover their face out of deep reverence to God.

12:06 PM  

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