Mother-of-Pearl Icon of the Visitation

Icon

Materials:

Wood and Mother of pearl

Dimensions:

H 9 in x W 5.75 in x D 0.625 in

Accession Number:

306.82

Credit Line:

Gift. Averky (Taushev), Archbishop

Description

Icon of the Visitation (Virgin Mary meeting Elizabeth) with images of Christ and John the Baptist on top. Carved and inlaid mother-of-pearl on olive wood. On reverse stamped inscription: "Благословенiе русской Горней женской обители близъ св. Града Iерусалима" ("A blessing of the Russian Women's Convent of Visitation near the Holy City of Jerusalem")