It’s Theotokos Zoe Icon. The base for this representation is based on the on the Akathist Hymn, namely in one of the many apellations of Panagia, chanted in it.
“From you, as land untilled, grew the divine Ear of corn. Hail, living Table that held the Bread of Life! Hail, Sovereign Lady, never failing spring of the living Water!
(Source: http://www.anastasis.org.uk/akathist.htm). The Hymn for Theotokos the Life-Giving Spring.
In this icon we can see the Holy Mother as seated inside a round fountain (the cosmos, the universe), that is found on top of a water basin (the earth, material world) while holding Christ in Her lap. There are many people surrounding them, seeking cure and refuge.
There are two Angels seating on clouds on each side. Her title “I Zoodohos Pigi” (Life-Giving Spring) is written with red egg tempera on each side.
The materials used are
- The handcrafted surface
- Eggtempera for the colors
- as well as 22K gold for the golden details.
The icon comes carefully protected and wrapped as a gift wited h some little extras from our shop