The Virgin Hodegetria

Type: Icon

Period: The middle of the 19 century

Author: Unknown

School: Tryavna Iconographic School

Dimmensions (cm): 104 / 69.5


Country: Bulgaria

Province: Haskovo

Village: Dripchevo

Church: St. George


Country: Bulgaria

Other source: Others


A traditional approach to the theme. The Holy Mother of God is portrayed in waist length against a pale-greenish background with white clouds. With her left arm she is embracing the Infant. Her right arm is bent and pointing at him. Christ is with a scroll in his left hand and is blessing with his right one. The superb workmanship in the painting of the icon speaks for the hand of a very gifted iconographer. The graphic area is enclosed in an unconventionally decorated frame.

Iconographical technique: Tempera

Base material: Wood

Beech boards fasten with keys.