Delicately rendered icon of the Vladimirskaya Mother of God (Владимирская Богородица). The Theotokos of Vladimir is one of the most venerated of Russian Orthodox icons and is regarded as the holy protectress of Russia. It is the "Eleusa" (Tenderness) type of depiction of Christ pressing against His mother's cheek. Painted on wood and lacquered. On the back of the egg is a painted cross. 1¼" with a 20" gold plated silver chain. Elegantly gift boxed. Made in Russia circa 1995. 1 only.