Hand-Painted Icon of Holy Virgin with Saints

Hand-Painted Icon of Holy Virgin with Saints
Product Code: P1502 [ custom-made ]
Price: $389.95
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  • a hand-painted tempera-on-wood reproduction of the original icon
  • available in two sizes: 8 1/4" x 11" (large) and 11 4/5" x 15 3/4" (extra large)

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"Iconographers of all times tried to show in the image of Theotokos as much beauty, gentleness, dignity, and grandeur as they could imagine. They sometimes paint her in grief, and sometimes sorrowful, but always filled with spiritual strength and wisdom. The Most Pure Lady is always shown with her head covered with a veil, which drops to her shoulders, according to the tradition of Jewish women of that time. This veil or head covering is usually colored red to show her suffering and her acquired holiness. Under her veil, her clothing is blue, symbolizing the humanity of the Theotokos. There are three golden stars, one on the forehead and one on each shoulder of the Most Holy Theotokos. These stars are symbols of her virginity. She was a virgin before, during, and after the Nativity of Christ. The three stars are also a symbol of the Holy Trinity. Sometimes the third star is covered by the figure of the Christ Child the second person of the Holy Trinity..."
-- Source: OrthodoxWiki

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