Icon of the Mother of God "It is Truly Meet". (Merciful). Икона Божьей Матери «Достойно есть (Милующая). An extraordinarily beautiful hand painted icon on a large Easter egg.The original icon is in the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, located in Karya, Athos. It was built in about 335 and is considered the oldest church on the mountain. Christ holds a scroll with the Slavonic prayer: "The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, for the Lord anointed Me to preach the Gospel to the poor" (Luke 4:18). A distinctive feature of this icon are the legs of the Infant, naked to the knees, which are placed on the wrist of the left hand of His Mother. Both are wearing royal crowns, which denote their strength.The Mother of God is always seen as an intercessor before the Lord, and the icon of the "Theotokos Merciful" speaks of Her infinite mercy despite the sins of all mankind.
The image and enhancements are extraordinary and the iconographer, A. Tkachev, is well-known in Russia, having been commissioned to do work of the highest quality. Painted on solid wood with gold detailing, scrollwork, embossing, faux ruby effect and polished to a mirror-like finish with crystal-clear lacquer. A gold cross is painted on the back and the icon egg is placed on a custom made stand. 12" in height with stand. Nearly 2 pounds. One only.