In this Eleousa icon, the relationship between mother and child is expressed in feelings of mutual intimacy. The child caresses his cheek against the cheek of his mother, gently holding her chin. The Christ Child is sitting on his mother’s right hand. In spite of her little son’s caresses, the Virgin’s expression, filled with foreboding for her son and the agony that awaits him, ranges from melancholic to deeply sorrowful.
Size 24 x 30 cm (9.4 x 11.8 inches) ●