Our Lady of Kazan was a holy icon of highest stature within the Russian Orthodox Church. According to legend, the icon was acquired from Constantinople (modern day Istanbul, Turkey) and then lost in 1438 but found once again in 1579. A miracle perhaps? Horridly, the original icon was stolen in 1904 and believed to have been destroyed.
This stunning modern reproduction icon of Our Lady of Kazan features a very detailed repoussé in gold and silver plating. The image of Our Lady is surrounded by a golden halo as she holds the young Savior who also has a golden halo. The beautiful silver floral border is wonderfully connected at the corner with a golden image of an angel.
The icon measures 4-1/2 inches tall by 4 inches wide by 7/8 inch deep. On the back, a sawtooth metal hanger is attached for easy hanging.
As this is handmade, please allow for minor differences in each piece.