Virgin Mary Sweet Kissing, Byzantine style gold foil icon
Wall hanging and comes with its stand.
SIZE:12" x 8" , thickness of wood about 1/2"
Made in Ukraine
VIRGIN MARY GIATRISSA, the Healer the female physician
The Virgin is pictured with the Christ Child in a playful gesture with his Mother. The Virgin is referred to as the "healer" and as the "female physician." The icon
was given to a midwife who was very devout in her devotion to the Mother of God
. The midwife died shortly after receiving the icon. A church was built in honor of the icon in Loutraki.