Mother of God with Child

Mother of God with ChildThis icon is richly decorated with gold leaf, and the border is also beautifully executed with gold assist. The clothes of the Mother of God differ from those most commonly depicted. The Christ-child already has a somewhat older facial expression. The nimbuses of mother and child are richly decorated. The icon is kept in St Catharine’s Monastery on Sinai.

Size: 24 x 29 cm.

The Deesis

The DeesisPart of the extensive Deesis from Saint Catherine’s monastery in the Sinai. Christ is flanked by Mary and John the Baptist, whose hands stretch towards Christ, begging for mercy for all mankind.

Size 39 x 27 cm (15.4 x 10.6 inches)