- The Ypapanti (the pre contact)
- Item ID : 34
- Collection Name : Holy Metropolis of Zakinthos and Strofadon
- Description : The Holy Icon shows that the meeting takes place inside the Temple and in front of the altar. Old priest Simeon is holding Jesus as an infant and he prepares to deliver him to Virgin Mary as she approaches to receive Him. Virgin is depicted to the left, holding out her hands in an offering gesture. Simeon holds Jesus with both hands which are covered. Jesus appears to be giving a blessing.
Joseph is behind Virgin Mary. He is carrying the two turtle doves for the sacrifice. Virgin Mary’s mother Anna the Prophetess, is depicted standing behind her, holding an unrolled scroll.
The icon’s affiliation to the Cretan school is displayed by the stylistic features adopted and presented.