Icon Orthodox The Virgin & Child from Hagia Sophia- RARE Medium Replica #03-01
MEDIUM SIZE REPLICA
The Virgin who occupies the center of the apse semidome is represented enthroned with the Child seated in her lap. She rests her right hand on the Child's right shoulder, and her left, which holds a handkerchief, on the Child's left knee. The figure is complete except for an area of loss (roughly o.80 m. high and 0.70 wide) on the Virgin's left side corresponding to her left forearm and elbow, the Child's left hand, and part of the upper cushion placed on the throne. There is, furthermore, a fissure, caused by a structural crack in the shell of the semidome, which runs down the middle of the figure to the apex of the central window. It is clear that the mosaic was executed at a time when the semidome had already undergone the deformations it exhibits today.
Beautiful rare Christianity Byzantine Eastern Orthodox Religious Icon.
To see a short video of original piece (from Hagia Sophia), please click here.This replica was made with Gypsum Stone. Hand made replication process has extensive aging process.
This replica is glued on black color painted board. (back of the board is not painted.) You can display by hanging on your wall or on an easel.
This hand made piece can be a nice gift or perfect display unit for your home.
Pictures are taken in different light exposure for you to see clearly and decide per environment you will be displaying.
Each replica is unique since touch ups are different due to artists' work. Dimensions are different for each replica but we are indicating dimension ranges below.
Dimension variations(longer or shorter) can be about 1" for width and height.
Board Dimension: 8"x10"
Board Thickness: 1/4"
Replica Dimension: 7.5"x9.5"
Replica Thickness: 1/2"
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