This stunning icon is more than likely Russian and dates to the early 19th Century.
The scene is a classic one of the infant Christ in his mother Mary's arms.
Beautifully painted in deep rich colours, this icon is certainly eye catching.
The letters MP to the top left and OY are classically seen on icons and are an abbreviation of the Greek: “Mater Theos” – the Mother of God.
A striking old piece this icon has suffered some paint loss over the years but we feel that it is commensurate with the age of this antique piece and adds a certain charm.
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Measures: 7 inches x 5 1/2 inches
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