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Icons depicting the Mother of God (Virgin Mary) Besides artistic portraits of Jesus Christ, considered to be the point of.

Generally, icons of the Theotokos show her holding her Son. In this rare icon, Theotokos is shown without Christ.

Generally, in the Orthodox Christian tradition, icons of the Theotokos show her holding her Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. She is the Mother of God, and so it is right to represent her as a Mother holding the infant Jesus Who is God.

Byzantine Icons Holy Virgin Mary: Our Lady of Philermos (Madonna di Filermo)

The most beautiful of the icons that appear only face painted Virgin Mary , was in Rhodes , occupied by the Venetians in 1050 .

Byzantine Icon with the Archangel Michael (early 14th century) at National Gallery of Art Washington DC | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Byzantine Icon with the Archangel Michael (early century) at National Gallery of Art Washington DC - On loan from Byzantine and Christian Museum Athens Greece