Virgin of Iveron (Iverskaya, Panagia Portaitissa), Gold foil icon
mounted on wood with stand.
EXTRA LARGE: 9 3/8" (H) x 8" (W), thickness of wood: 1/2"
Features hook for hanging on wall and stand to display.
High quality, packed nicely in plastic and white box.
The Panagia Portaitissa also known as the Iveron Theotokos or Iverskaya in Russian, is an Eastern Orthodox icon of the Virgin Mary in the Georgian Iveron monastery on Mount Athos in Greece.
The original icon to the Iveron Monastery appeared on Mount Athos (Greece) in 999AD. During the 9th Century Iconoclastic controversy the faithful of Nicea put the icon into the sea to preserve it from destruction. The icon was found as a flaming image floating in the Marmara Sea near Mount Athos. The Mother of God
appeared to an old Georgian monk named Gabriel living on Mount Athos telling him to walk on the waves to retrieve the icon. The monk obeyed and took the icon to his monastery, the Georgian monastery of the Iberians.