This rare icon icon depicts Virgin Mary with Christ child- an image that is dearly cherished in Christian iconography and eternal symbol of maternal love. This icon in particular is sometimes called "The sweet kissing" referring to the great mother love it depicts. Mary is in a cloak of deep red as a symbol of her humanity. The maphorion encircles her head. It has a precious golden border and is ornamented with stars, one over the forehead and the shoulder-signs of her virginity.
Christ is a baby in size only for he is “the Word”. His garments are gold depicting everlasting life. Christ presses His face affectionately against his mother’s cheek and his arms encircle her neck in tenderness and consolation. It is as if they share together all that is to come.
Measurements of the pendant: 2 x 2 inches (5.5x5.5cm) --> For the chain length and color, please pick from the drop down menu
The icon is hand painted on wood slice with tempera paints and gold foil gilded background. The image is sealed with transparent varnish. The is stained in darker tones. Comes gift box wrapped and ready for gift giving.
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