Greek Orthodox Icon depicting a Mandylion( Image of Edessa). The Icon is of very good craftmanship and of beautiful detail . The face of Christ is painted tempera on wood. The Icon is made of silver and hallmarked "silver 925). The silver plaque is set in its original round wooden frame. The Icon is in perfect condition and dated at the turn of the 20th century.
Diameter: 6.3 inch = 160 mm
According to Christian tradition, the Image of Edessa was a holy relic consisting of a square or rectangle of cloth upon which a miraculous image of the face of Jesus had been imprinted—the first icon ("image"). In theOrthodox Churches, including English-speaking Orthodoxy, the image is generally known as the Mandylion( Wikipedia)
Greek Orthodox Icon depicting a Mandylion, sterling silver turn of the 20th century