Collections Holy Metropolis of Ydra, Spetses and Egina

Item ID: 295
Item Number: 148
Collection: Holy Metropolis of Ydra, Spetses and Egina
Item Name: The Lamentation of Virgin Mary
Item Type: Icon
Item Rhythm:
Year: Second- half of the 18c. AD.
Place: Idra
Technique: Egg tempera on wood
Materials Used:
Dimensions: 63,5 x 49 εκ
Condition state:
Current position: Saint Athanasios church, Gourmadas

Description: On a plain gold background, the Virgin is depicted seated on her knees. He position is in a three quarters nod to the Crucified who holds with both hands.
The Virgin wears a red chiton (inner garment) and a dark blue maphorion with western type influence. Her maphorion which is buttoned below the, neck is adorned with rich embroidery, fringing with the three traditional motifs of the gold stars on the front and shoulders.
Under the maphorion, a transparent reticulum falls symmetrically around the youthful her face.
On the cross Christ, is presented naked, only with banded skirt, shown dead with closed eyes. In the speckled halo of the Virgin spread helical strands, while in the Christ‘s halo, written in red majuscules the inscription: « Ο ΩΝ» (The One Who Is), can be written.