Another category of icons are the Icons of Loving Kindness. These demonstrate the affection between Mary and the Christ child.130 Some examples are: The Vladimir Mother of God – 11th or 12th century; The Tolga Mother of God – 14th century; The Korsun Mother of God – strongly bent head of Mary and Christ (Mary bent down, Christ up); and The Mother of God of the Passion.

130 Ouspensky and Lossky, 1983, p. 92-100.

Other common icons include important biblical characters like St. John the Forerunner (John the Baptizer) and the apostles. In addition, many of the important leaders of the church are portrayed in icons. St. John the Forerunner is portrayed in the following example.131