Silver icon on a velvet stand, replica of the one side of a two-sided silver amulet made in the second half of the 19th century. On one side it features the relief representation of the Annunciation and on the other, the Neo-martyr St. George of Ioannina. The original has a compartment to hold a fragment of the Holy Cross or a relic protecting the wearer. The amulet carries the silversmith’s mark guaranteeing the purity of the silver and must have been made in one of the famous silverware workshops of Ioannina.
Post-Byzantine & Neo-Hellenic art
8 x 10 cm
The Virgin Hodegetria
Virgin and Child