Christ with Saints (Христос со святыми) Triptych Icon. Christ with Mother of God and St. Michael. Three painted images bound together to form a small folding icon. Christ is the center icon, holding the gospel which is open to Matthew 11:28: Come unto me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. With His right hand, he makes the sign of blessing. He is clothed in a dark himation and a brightly colored tunic. The Mother of God depicted is the Theotokos of Vladimir. This representation expresses motherly love and anxiety for the fate of Her child. Archangel Michael is Chief Commander of the Heavenly Hosts, a warrior with a red cloak, a spear and an orb with the Slavonic word "Holy". The orb represents his authority over the earth. Hand painted and lettered in Russia. 3½"x 9" when open. 1 only, as shown.