Vladimirskaya Mother of God (Владимирская Богородица) Icon Egg. Painted miniature icon of one of the most venerated of Russian Orthodox holy images. She is regarded as the Holy Protectress of Russia. This rendering is the "Eleusa" (Tenderness) type with Christ as a child pressing against His mother's cheek. Fine painting wood, gold leaf and lacquer. The reverse has a painted cross. 1¼" with a 20" gold plated silver chain. Makes a beautiful gift. Elegantly gift boxed. Made in Russia circa 1995. 1 only.