Egyptian icon of Mother of God
This miracle-working icon is very little known and absolutely unstudied. Using indirect sources such as old prints, mentions in Lives, etc., it has been established that it was invented some time about 1060. In it, the Most Holy Theotokos is portrayed according to the Hodegetria type, holding the Pre-Eternal Infant in Her arms. It may be assumed that the actual name of this holy image was the Yelets Icon of the Mother of God, which the painter simply misspelled. Another version of this icon, which has been described in detail in literature on the subject, includes a representation of St.Sava the Serbian in addition to that of the Virgin Mary. Feast day: January 11/24.