The icon of "Christ the Teacher" is a variant of the Pantocrator image. One hand blesses while the other hand holds the New Testament open to the passage from Matthew "Come to me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." The Mother of God of Kazan is one of scores of variants of this most sacred image. The inscriptions in Slavonic are: "Mother of God", "Most Blessed Holy Mother of God of Kazan", "Jesus Christ" and "He Who Is" around the halo.
These beautiful chromo-lithographic icons were specially printed on gold and silver foil, mounted on wood. They are housed in a crimson red velvet case. 8" x 7" when closed.