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The common representations of the Sorrowful Mother is that of Virgin Mary with seven swords piercing her symbolizing her Seven Sorrows. The first sorrow refers to the prophecy of Simeon that she will be pierced through the heart. The other six sorrows, each represented by a sword, for her suffering during Christ's life: the Flight into Egypt, the lost Child Jesus in the temple, the meeting of Jesus and Mary on the way of the Cross, the crucifixion, the descent from the cross and the burial of Jesus. She may also be represented contemplating the Instruments of the Passion of Christ: the cross, the nails,crown of thorns etc.


The size of the wood panel is 9 1/2 inches (24.5cm) by 8" (20cm) and 1" (2.5cm) thick.
The icon is painted on wood panel with curved edges and arched top with stucco canvas and tempera paints. Background is gold leaf gilded. The image is sealed with transparent matte varnish. The sides and back are stained in darker tones.

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Our Lady of Sorrows Madonna, Virign Mary wth Seven Swords - handpainted orthodox icon 9 1/2 by 8 inches

$200.00

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: wood panel, stucco canvas, tempera paint, varnish
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from Bulgaria
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