An elegant diptych
of Christ Pantocrator with the Kazan Mother of God icons
in a red velvet like case bearing a Three Barred Cross. Each icon
framed in metal "basma" (decorative frame having a repousse like design with red crystals.
Great for wedding
or home display.
SIZE: 14" wide (open) x 8 1/4 " high.
Velvet color may be different.
Made In Ukraine.
A diptych of Christ and the Virgin Mary (of the image of Kazan) is a traditional wedding present. Some traditions hold it is traditional gift
from the groom's parents as the new couple at the "Crowning" (Eastern term for wedding) are starting a "new kingdom." The blessing of the wedding icons usually takes place 40 days before the wedding and is used in the wedding. A wedding icon set is sometimes handed down from generation to generation.
ICON CORNER. Every home in old "Rus" had an "Icon Corner" in the East corner of the room - on entering the home one bowed to the presence of Christ, the Virgin and saints whose icons were "windows to the Eternal."
Also these icons can be the "central icons" of a home's icon corner or home altar.