Icon of The Mother of God of the Passion (Страстная Богородица). Also known as "Our Lady of Perpetual Help". At the top on either side, angels carry the implements of Christ's suffering: the cross, the lance and the sponge. These instruments symbolize victory over sin. In this version, The Mother of God also wears a crown.
Meticulously etched on jewelry-quality brass plates at the Efremov Institute in St. Petersburg by a group of talented artists (R. Alekseev, A. Ikonnikova, I. Kislov and V. Nikitin). Amazing work. Elegantly gift boxed with descriptions. 2"x 1½".