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Russian Icon - Our Lady of Tenderness (Eleusa)

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Russian Icon - Our Lady of Tenderness (Eleusa)

The Eleusa (or Eleousa) is a type of depiction of the Virgin Mary in icons in which the infant Jesus Christ is nestled against her cheek. In the Western church, the type is often known as the Virgin of Tenderness.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 207-050-114-SP7-7
  • Size: 13 3/4 x 12 1/4 in (35 x 31 cm)
  • Age: ca. 1890s
  • Origin: Provincial Russia
  • Materials: Egg tempera on gessoed wood
  • Price: $950
  • Orthodox Cross

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