Icon with Virgin and the Christ Child
- ca. 1500 or later
- Russian or Greek
- Overall: 3 1/8 x 2 1/2 x 5/16 in. (7.9 x 6.4 x 0.8 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of George Blumenthal, 1941
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Enthroned images of the Virgin and the Christ Child appear in churches throughout the Byzantine era. Here the Child's future role is emphasized by the angels who hold the cross and the lance and sponge of his crucifixion.