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Virgen Galactotrofusa: religious icon. Creta School S. XVIII. Egg and gold temple on board.
The icon of the Virgin Galactotrofusa or Virgin of Milk, belongs to an iconographería of Coptic origin. In Egypt there #237;to the precedent of the goddess Isis breastfeeding her son Horus. It is a typelogía very old, teniébecoming news of its existence in the 7th century. Although in Byzantium it was not well accepted, the subject was called a naturalist. In the 12th century, the image of Our Lady of Milk spread across the Middle East, the Balkans and Europe.
“The Niño is God, and communicates with humanity through the #243;n of the breasts of Our Lady". Icon inspired by that of Makarios de Galatista, belonging to the School of Crete (eighteenth century). It is located in the Byzantine Museum of Athens.
Tamaño: 30 x 24 cm. Weight: 600 grams.