"This is an early Christian icon of the Madonna and Child, one of only eight that survived eighth-century iconoclasm. Seeing this newly discovered Madonna at the Temple Gallery in London led me to my love of icons. I had been afraid of them art-historically speaking, because they are so difficult to fit into a historical pattern. But this little icon showed me what they meant and how they transcend art history: they come from a different place and draw us to a different place." ~ Sister…

"This is an early Christian icon of the Madonna and Child, one of only eight that survived eighth-century iconoclasm. newly discovered Madonna at the Temple Gallery.

Mother of God Hodegetria, XIVth century, Byzantine icon *** ОДИГИТРИЯ Византия. Первая половина XIV в.

Mother of God Hodegetria, XIVth century, Byzantine icon *** ОДИГИТРИЯ Византия…

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