This Antique Russian icon depicts Mary with Child. It is shaped in an oval with a diagonal piece of wood wedged inside the back as shown. The image is still clear with great detail. Ther piece has a painted edge, that seems to have been painted over a bright gold edge. There are several flakes that came off and underneath is a bright layer. The top of the painted rim has writing on it, Cyrillic may be or Greek?
The wood that is the base is one solid piece with one small chip on the reverse side.
Measurements are: 6 7/8" by 5 5/8" and 7/8" thick.