Greek, 17th C.
Virgin and Christ Child (Hodigitria)
Tempera on wood
21″ x 15 7/8″ x 1 3/4″
UWM Art Collection, 1983.056AH
Gift of Frederick Van D. Rogers
The Virgin Hodigitria (or ‘pointer of the way’) is a reference to the Mother of God as ‘Guide’. The traditional abbreviations indentify the figures in this icon as the Mother of God and her child, Jesus Christ.