St Anne with the Virgin

chanter Angelos Akotandos1440/1460

Benaki Museum of Greek Civilization

Benaki Museum of Greek Civilization
Athens, Greece

Icon of St Anne with the Virgin. In this remarkable product of the Cretan School, associated with the workshop of the painter Angelos and dated to around the second quarter of 15th c., the striking wealth of brilliant colour evokes an awareness of the profound sanctity implicit in the composition. A faked signature of Emmanuel Tzanes and the date 1637 were added at the beginning of the 20th c. During the recent cleaning and conservation of the icon, it was decided to keep this inscription as evidence of the preferences shown by collectors in those days. 1.06x0.76 m. (ΓΕ 2998)


  • Title: St Anne with the Virgin
  • Creator: chanter Angelos Akotandos
  • Date Created: 1440/1460
  • Location Created: Greece
  • Physical Dimensions: w760 x h1060 x d31 cm (complete)
  • More Info: Benaki Museum - Benaki Museum
  • Type: icon
  • Rights: Benaki Museum
  • External Link: Benaki Museum

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