Mother of God of Tender Compassion – 20cm x 25cm – £550

Tamara Penwell's icon of The Mother of God of Tender Compassion

This icon of the Mother of God is of the Eleousa type, meaning Tenderness. These icons emphasize Christ’s humanity and closeness to his mother. Mary is seen in the same colours as Christ Pantocrator except the other way round, ie. the red outer garment and blue under garment. By using blue we do not ascribe […]

Archangel Gabriel – 11.5cm x 14.5cm – £260

Tamara Penwell's icon of The Archangel Gabriel

One of the seven archangels. Gabriel is the messenger of God, the Archangel of good news, new beginnings and strength (his name is translated “God is my strength”). He brought the news of the birth of the Messiah to Mary, and also announced the birth of John the Baptist to Elizabeth and Zachariah. As he […]

Christ Pantocrator – 15 cm x 25 cm – £400

Hand painted icon of Christ Pantocrator

Pantocrator means Ruler of All (not just all people, but everything). In this type of icons Christ is seen holding a book or a scroll in his left hand, his right hand is raised in a gesture of blessing. Christ is shown wearing a blue outer garment – symbolising divinity, and earthy red under garment […]