Theotokos “The Releaser from Pain,” egg tempera on wooden board, 2005. 

The Theotokos and the little Christ both have a gaze full of sympathy for the sick person in his sickbed, and it is as though they are encouraging him. This name was used in Byzantium for those icons of the Theotokos who releases from pain. Owned by Prof. Eleni Giamarelou.

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