Icon of the Mother of God in the type of Hodegetria (Greek for 'who shows the way'). In this type of image, the Virgin Mary is represented pointing to the Christ Child. It is one of the commonest icon types in Byzantium.

(Museum of the Holy Monastery of Kykkos)
Repository Pagehttps://www.europeana.eu/item/22/_2211...
Web Pagehttps://cmc.byzart.eu/items/show/2211/...
Subject Termstempera, tempera paint, Madonna: i.e. Mary with the Christ-child (+ variant), Byzantine art, Archaeology, wood (plant material), wooden, icons (devotional images), icon (devotional image), painting (image-making), painted (image-making), Byzantine (culture and style)
ProviderAMSHistorica - University of Bologna