Panel from a Cover for an Icon of the Virgin
These panels were once part of a cover for an icon of the Virgin Hagiosoritissa, or Virgin of the Holy Soros (reliquary chest). Named for the church in Constantinople that contained the original icon of the type, this popular middle Byzantine icon shows the Virgin turning to the side with her hands raised in a gesture of prayer.
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