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2013 | 3(3) | 179
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The Virgin of Eleousa Icon

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The Virgin of the Eleousa icon (or Eleousa) (Greek: Ἐλεούσα — Tenderness or Showing Mercy, Russian: Елеуса – Умиление) is a variant of the older type of the same icon – Hodegetrea (Greek: Ὁδηγήτρια, literally: "She who shows the Way"; Russian: Одигитрия), and ex-presses the special intensity of the loving relationship between the God - Mother and the Christ child. The most famous example of The Eleousa icon type is the Vladimir icon of the Mother of God (Владимирская икона Божией Матери), one of Russia's most venerated icons, originally painted in Constantinople in 12th century. On this icon the Virgin Mary hugs Jesus close to her while God – child is warmly nestled against her cheek. As was rightly mentioned the intimate poses of the heads and hands display the warm emotional attachment of the Virgin and Child. Important difference of this new type of icon is that the faces of Mother and the Child are not shown in frontal way but they are turned toward one another, cheeks touching each other.
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179
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2013-07-01-2013-09-30
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2299-9922
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