This sweet icon is painted in the "Academic" style which was popular throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. The Theotokos is robed in a beautiful red-and-gold garment as she gestures to her Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, showing that her glory is not her own, but the glory of her Son which passes through her. The Lord raises His hand in the gesture of the priestly blessing, forming with His fingers the letters ICXC—the Greek abbreviation for "Jesus Christ."
Posted by Ryan on May 10th 2019
We received this for our daughter's baptism. It is well crafted and looks great.
Posted by Elias Anthony on Jun 9th 2018
I selected this icon as a gift for my niece after she went through her purity rites at her church (i.e. a program that teaches clean/pure living). She absolutely loved it, along with a devotional journal I bought separately at Costco.