The central portion of the Cross is a form of the "Made Without Hands" icon
which is a face of Christ which was used on the Russian Army Standard. Around this icon are symbols of the Four Evangelist: Mathew, Mark, Luke and John.
contains the Sweet Kissing Icon of the Virgin Mary and the Christ Child. Icons reflecting the tenderness between a Mother and Child were instrumental to the conversion of early Slavic Christians since they had very strong female gods. A prayer to the Virgin surrounds the icon.
Size with the bail: 1 3/8" x 7/8", size without the bail: 1 1/4". Weight 8 grams Optional:
sterling silver chain, gold plated, 18" length.