The Hodegetria is an icon illustrating Mary holding the Christ child on her side while gesturing to Him as our source of salvation. The original icon of this style was kept in the Monastery of the Panaghia Hodegetria in Constantinople.
Otec Pahomiy Zhelev
Something about their eyes
Moeder Gods van Vatopedi
Mother of God - Ann Chapin Art
St. Mary in the Orthodox Church - Orthodox Christian Resource Center
Beautiful icon of Christ and the Theotokos
Byzantine (Constantinople or Sinai), second half of the 13th century. This piece shows the archangel Gabriel as a youth of extreme beauty. (http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/b/byzantine.html)
Mother of God. Look closely; the icon is exquisite. There is an effect of great peace and security in this image.