Sunday of the Haemorrhaging Woman



Fr Badwi makes only brief remarks about this icon, writing: “Against the background of the previous icon, the haemorrhaging woman touches the fringe of Jesus’ cloak and she is healed. The Lord asked who touched him? Peter answered, and the Apostles were astonished.” The layout of the figures here is very traditional, being based on the Vat. Syr. 559 illustration, even down to the way that Our Lord is shown as being just a little bit higher than the others. One way that ancient art showed the greater respect due to certain people was to show them as having a greater height.

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