Icon of the Panagia “Glykophilousa”
The Panagia Glykophilousa, "Sweet-kissing" or "Loving Kindness" icon depicts the Virgin Mary caressing her son, so that they appear to be kissing.
In the Byzantine representations, the Child caresses her cheek while she appears sad, seemingly contemplating his coming Passion.
This icon was reproduced in a small monastery of the Eastern Orthodox Church in the beautiful southwest of Wisconsin USA. It is believe to be the largest selection of historical icons produced and distributed anywhere in the world.
Icon size: 12 x 15 cm