The

Temple Gallery

Established 1959

Virgin Hodegitria and Saints - exhibited at the Temple Gallery, specialists in Russian icons

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AZ24. Virgin Hodegetria with Saints Nicholas and Modestos

Greek
18th century
Panel: 14.2 x 10.5; 1.5cm thicknessClick here to convert metric size to imperial

Feasts: St Modestos, 16th December; Saint Nicholas, 19th December.

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No. 24. Detail

Such small portable icons were popular in the 18th and19th centuries sometimes as mementos of pilgrimages to shrines of famous saints or as ‘family’ icons. In the latter case two sons in a family placed under the protection of the Mother of God and identified by their ‘name saints’. During the Ottoman period many Greek monasteries continued to maintain icon painting workshops.

Fig. 1. Back of Panel