.925 sterling silver Our Lady of Vladimir icon pendant with blue enamel accent.
In this icon, Mary holds her Son, who touches His face to hers and wraps (at least) one arm around her neck or shoulder. The icons of the “Tender Mercy” or “Eleousa” type show Christ Child pressing his left cheek close to the right cheek of his Mother. Here the Theotokos represents the Church of Christ, displaying the fullness of love between God and man, a love that can only achieved within the bosom of church, the Mother. Love bridges heaven and earth, the things of God and the things of men; and this unity is expressed in the touching of the faces and the halos. The Theotokos is pensive, as she presses her Son to herself. She envisions His way of the cross, His life full of sufferings. “Our Lady of Vladimir” is the one most widely known and loved by believers. It is not accidental, that this very icon has become one of the greatest of holy objects.
Chain is not included.