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Theotokos Kikkotissa, 15th century
This icon by S. Ushakov depicts Mary holding the Christ child. In the Eastern tradition, Mary is known as "Theotokos," or "God-Bearer" (Mother of God), a term still in use in  in Eastern Church's Liturgy, both Orthodox and Catholic. As in “Life Is Everywhere,” the central figure of the icon is Christ child who reaches from his mother’s lap to get to the scripture she holds in her right hand.

© Courtesy Tretyakov Gallery