Theotokos "Enthroned" icon (1)

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Orthodox icon of Theotokos "Enthroned" (1) with Angels and Saints, copy of an icon of 16th century.

The icon is attributed to Cretan School of iconography. Is a solemn icon of Theotokos "Enthroned", holding the Child-Christ straight before her on her lap and supporting Him by the shoulder with her left hand and by the foot with her right. The Child is represented in the posture of the Pantocrator, blessing with His right hand and holding in His left hand a scroll pressed against His knee.

To the left of Theotokos is Archangel Michael and to the right Archangel Gabriel approach the throne, making obeisance.

Round the margins of the icon are: 

On the top: the Annunciation, the Crucifixion, the Deposition and the Descent to Hades.

On the left: Saint John the Forerunner, Apostle Peter, Great Martyr George and the great Martyr Catherine.

On the right: Saint John the Evangelist, Apostle Paul, Great Martyr Demetrius of Thessaloniki and Saint Anthony the Great

On the bottom: Saint Gregory the Theologian, Saint John the Chrysostom, Saints Constantine and Helen, Saint Basil the Great and Saint Nicholas

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