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Theotokos Panachranta

  • The Panachranta variation on the Theotokos - meaning the All-Immaculate Virgin Mary - depicts a full-length portrait of Mary enthroned with a young Christ in her lap. This particular rendition is rich with religious symbolism: Mary's vestments of red and blue represent the duality of her divinity, with red signifying, blood, humanity, and life on Earth, and blue signifying the kingdom of Heaven. Additionally, Jesus holds a globus cruciger - an orb and cross - which commonly represents His supremacy and stewardship over the world. These symbols are accompanied by traditional patterns present on the halos, garments, and borders of the image.


    Icon measures 11" (length) x 8.5" (width). Hand painted in the Byzantine style by an artist from Palestine.

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