The Virgin Hodegetria

Type: Mosaic

Period: The end of the 13 century

Author: Unknown

School: Unknown

Dimmensions (cm): 98 / 80


Country: Bulgaria

Province: Sofia

Town: Sofia

Museum: National Archaeological Museum


Country: Turkey

Province: Konya

Village: Eregli


A traditional waist-high depiction of the Virgin Hodegetreia. The classical proportions, fine performance, integral silhouette and emotional expressivity of the icon attribute it to the circle of the Constantinople art of the early Paleologus style.

Iconographical technique: Mosaic

Base material: Wood

Wood on which the mosaic is arranged (smalt, marble).

State, restoration traces and comments

The icon was restored around 1930: the missing parts of the mosaic layer were filled in with plaster and retouched imitatively.