Hodegetria is a greek word meaning guide or indication of the way. In this icon the Most holy Mother of God is guiding our path to God by indication whit her left arm of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Who is “ the way , the truth, and the life “ for “ no man cometh unto the Father but by Me “ ( both quotes from John 14 : 6 ) . The Christ Child rests in the left arm looking at her, and she in turn is looking outward towards vus and to all who will fallow her indication to enter more deeply the loving relationship of God and man.
Please note minor differences are possible but you will be provided pictures of the actual icon you are receiving.
Size: 28cm X 41cm 11 X 16 inches
The icon is painted on wood panel. For the halo, and background icon, it was used golden leaves. The icon is varnished with couple of layers to assure a long lasting image and to make it easy and safe to clean it from dust. The back is varnished with darker tone semi transparent for a nice finish.