Palekh Miniature Icon Pendant. The Vladimir Mother of God (Владимирская Богородица) is one of the most venerated of all Russian Orthodox icons. She is regarded as the Holy Protectress of Russia. The Mother of God of Tenderness, here known as Panagia Eleousa, depicts Christ pressing against His mother's cheek while wrapping His arm around Her shoulder, in mutual gestures of loving kindness.
Painted on papier-mache using traditional materials: egg tempera, gold leaf, metallic paints, a squirrel hair brush and clear lacquer. Painted the back of the icon is a gold bouquet design and gold lettering "Палех (Palekh), 1990". 1½"x 1". With 20" silver gold plated chain. Gift boxed. 1 only.