Hand Painted Russian Orthodox Icon Of The Virgin Mary OUR LADY Of KAZAN, painted in a Romanian Orthodox monastery by iconographer Nun Onufria Size of the Icon: A4 11.7x8.3 inches/ 29,7x21 cm, Thickness 1 inch/ 2.5 cm. Technique: Egg Tempera technique, Hand Painted Materials: ...Natural Pigments, 24K Gold Leaf, Varnish, painted on the MDF Wood Board The OUR LADY Of KAZAN icon, also known as the KAZAN icon, is a revered symbol of the Virgin Mary within the Russian Orthodox tradition. Believed to have originated in Byzantine times, it holds deep historical and spiritual significance. Hand-Painted Beauty: This exquisite icon is meticulously hand-painted, reflecting the devotion and skill of the artist. Every brushstroke captures the essence of the Virgin Mary, also known as Theotokos, in a style reminiscent of Byzantine and Russian iconography. A Symbol of Faith: As an Orthodox icon, OUR LADY Of KAZAN holds a special place in the hearts of believers. Its presence represents a tangible connection to the rich spiritual heritage of Russian Orthodoxy, evoking a sense of reverence and devotion. Cultural Significance: The icon is not only treasured within the Russian Orthodox community but also holds broader cultural and religious importance. It is recognized as a significant Jesus icon within the Catholic Church and is revered among Greek Orthodox believers. Wooden Beauty: Crafted on a wooden board, this icon embodies a sense of tradition and authenticity. The choice of wood as the canvas adds to its natural charm and reminds us of the enduring beauty of spiritual art. Russian Orthodox Heritage: OUR LADY Of KAZAN stands as a powerful symbol of the Russian Orthodox faith, representing centuries of devotion and spirituality. Its depiction of the Virgin Mary, Theotokos, serves as a guiding light for believers, inspiring prayer, reflection, and a deep connection to the divine. Embrace the Grace: This hand-painted icon invites us to reflect on the grace and compassion of the Virgin Mary, offering solace, hope, and a reminder of her intercession in times of need. Its presence brings a sense of peace and spiritual harmony to any sacred space or home. Capture the Essence: With its intricate details, vibrant colors, and profound symbolism, this OUR LADY Of KAZAN icon captures the essence of Russian Orthodoxy, serving as a visual testament to the enduring power of faith and the enduring love of the Mother of God. Need further information? If you have any questions, please, do not hesitate to contact me, I'll be glad to answer them.