DECENT INTO HELL ICON.
Christ is in the central figure in the icon. He is surrounded by a mandola (body halo) reflecting his divinity. He is standing victoriously with a Cross in His hand on an X shaped Cross.
Two angels support the Cross Christ is standing on. Two other angels are struggling with Satan. On either side of Christ are representations of Adam and Eve; his right hand is extended pulling Adam (our Forefather) from the grave - granting each of us eternal life. On one side are the Kings and Prophets. Note in particular St John the Baptist on Christ's left.
of the icon
shows the angels surrounding the Final Judgment Seat of Christ.
The stone relic is from the Church of the Resurrection in Jerusalem
SIZE: 15 7/8" x 13 1/8"