The hodigitria (guide) genre of icons features Christ sitting on the Virgin's lap. Her hands point to her Son in a gesture of humility, guiding the viewer to look to Him.
This particular icon is part of the Comnenus mosaic at the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople. The stunning image was uncovered in the 20th century, after the ancient church was changed from a mosque into a museum.
This icon is available as part of a set, together with a matching icon of Christ. Click here to learn more.
Posted by Aidan on Mar 29th 2017
This is one of my favorite icons of the Theotokos. The detail of the mosaic glass and her piercing gaze are captivating and edifying. Like many icons, it took a few days, but this icon has now become a cherished and enriching addition to the home prayer corner.
Great workmanship and quality.
Posted by Unknown on Aug 10th 2016
I have purchased several Icons and the workmanship and materials are top notch. Highly recommend. You will easily be able to pass down your favorite Icons to family members, when you pass.