Delicately rendered icon of the Rejoice, O Unwedded Bride Mother of God (Радуйся, Невеста Неневестная). The subject is rare within Orthodoxy in that it shows the Mother of God without the infant Christ. She is depicted at the moment of the Annunciation with arms prayerfully folded submitting to the Archangel Gabriel and speaking the words: "Let it be to me according to Thy word." This icon was held in great esteem by the great ascetic and Christian mystic Seraphim of Sarov (1754-1833), as it was gifted to him by Tsar Nicholas I. Small crystals inset to either side. Painted on wood and lacquered. On the back of the egg is an elaborate painted cross. 1¼" with a 20" gold plated silver chain. Elegantly gift boxed. Made in Russia circa 1995. 1 only.