Made in Ukraine - 7 1/2 inch tall x 6 1/4 inch wide - when diptych is open is 12 inch wide
An elegant beautiful diptych of Christ Pantocrator with the Kazan Mother of God decopague icons in a folding leatherette case..
Christ is the King-Ruler and Judge if All. The open gospel book verse is Mathew 11: 28 -30
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give
you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle
and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke
is easy and my burden is light.”
Here the Virgin boldly presents Her Son to all believers. The Virgin of Kazan is one of the most beloved icons of the Theotokos in both the Christian East and West. Typically the Virgin of Kazan is historically known as the "protectress" of the Russian faithful - she protected them in the City of Kazan, in Moscow and during the siege of St Petersburg. She is known as a refuge for pilgrims and sinners at the Roman Catholic Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima where an icon of the Virgin of Kazan was venerated for many years.
A diptych of Christ and the Virgin Mary (of the image of Kazan) is a traditional wedding present. Some traditions hold it is traditional gift from the groom's parents as the new couple at the "Crowning" (Eastern term for wedding) are starting a "new kingdom." The blessing of the wedding icons usually takes place 40 days before the wedding and is used in the wedding. A wedding icon set is sometimes handed down from generation to generation.
Also the icons can be the central icons of a home's icon corner or home altar. Other icons are added to this corner.
Great for travel and home display. Perfect wedding gift.
Made in Ukraine