1. Theotokos - The Virgin and Christ ​

(Greek for The one who gave birth to God)

 

Russian prayer : Pray for us, oh holy mother of God. That we may be worthy of the promises of Christ. 

Round top 29x39 cm

 

23,5 kt. Gold background

23,5 kt. Gold halo’s with ornaments

23,5 kt. Gold on garments

2. Theotokos - The Virgin and Christ ​

(Greek for The one who gave birth to God)

 

 

32x48 cm

 

23,5 kt. Gold halo’s with ornaments

23,5 kt. Gold on garments

23,5 kt. Gold on round edge

3. Boris & Gleb

Boris and Gleb are the youngest sons of the Tsar – Vladimir of Kiev. They were murdered by their half brother Svjatopolk in a power struggle. Even though it was a political murder, the brothers were declared holy in 1071, because their non-violent acceptance of their undeserved fate was seen as a reflection of the suffering of Christ. They were guardian angels of the chevaliers and their horses and are often portrayed with horses and always in Russian garments. ​

 

 

32x40 cm

 

23,5 kt. Gold for background and edge

4. Guardian Angel

Old testament:

"See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and bring you to the place I have prepared." (Exodus 23.20)

 

New testament:

"He will command his angels concerning you and on their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone." (Matthew 4:6)

 

 

29x39 cm

 

23,5 kt. Gold halo with ornaments

23,5 kt. Gold on wings

5. Archangel Michael & Archangel Gabriel

The archangels are the messengers of God.

 

“Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down_ that ancient serpent called the devil or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angles with him.” (Revelation 12)

 

Michael is the archangel and supreme commander of all angels.

 

He has to destroy the demons, who fight for every human till the last minute. He finally slays the dragon, the symbol of evil.

 

Gabriel is archangel and birth proclaimer. He announces the birth of Christ, but also of Maria the mother of God and John the Baptist. 

 

 

2x 24x55 cm

 

23,5 kt. Gold background and halo’s 

6. Christ the Savior

Prayer:

I am the light of the world.

He who follows me, shall not walk

In darkness, but shall have the

Light of life. 

 

 

30x40 cm

 

23,5 kt.  Gold for halo + ornaments

7. Guardian Angel

Old testament:

"See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and bring you to the place I have prepared." (Exodus 23.20)

 

New testament:

"He will command his angels concerning you and on their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone." (Matthew 4:6)

 

 

30x40 cm

 

23,5 kt. Gold background

23,5 kt. Gold Halo’s with ornaments

23,5 kt. Gold edge

23,5 kt. Gold on wings

8. Mary Magdalene

Red egg: the symbol of Easter – the resurrection of Christ.
The vessel with the mire oil is the symbol of divine condition of the soul. 

 

 

30x40 cm

 

23,5 kt.  Gold halo 

9. Theotokos - Mother of Christ and God

 

 

3,5 kt. Gold background and halo with ornaments

23,5 kt. Gold on garments and edge

10. Saint George and the Dragon

Born in the 4th century in a rich family.

He fought for Diatcolon of Rome as a high rank officer. George stands against the emperor because of the prosecution of Christians. He was then imprisoned and tortured, but never gave up.

After he converted the wife of Emperor Alexander to Christianity, she and George were both executed. 

30x40cm

 

23,5 kt. Gold halo and edge

11. Prophet Isiah

Isiah is mostly known for the two prophecies he has done.

 

“Therefor the Lord himself will give you a sign: the virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” (Isiah 7:14)

 

“Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse. And a branch from his roots will bear fruit. The spirit of the Lord will rest on Him. The spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and strength, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. And He will delight in the fear of the Lord, and He will not judge by what His eyes see, nor make a decision by what His ears hear…”

(Isiah 11:2) 

30x40cm

 

23,5 kt. Gold halo 

12. Theotokos - The virgin and Christ

(Greek for The one who gave birth to God)

 

Russian prayer : Pray for us, oh holy mother of God. That we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.

 

24x30cm

 

13. St. Laurus and St Florus

Icon from north russia.

Very popular among horse keepers as well as horse breeders,

as this icon protects the animals against disease.

Feast day on August 18th.

 

On the icon the brothers Lauros and Florus receive the bridles of two elegant horses, from

archangel Michael. The three servants of the two are also depicted. Speusippes (= horse gardian),

Eleusippes (=horse herder) and Meleusippus (he who catches black horses).

Lauros and Florus were stonecutters, who were ordered to build a temple .

They converted the workers and dedicated the building to Christ.

For this they and the helpers were killed. The bodies were thrown in a dry well. Years later the people investigated how it was possible that horses came to drink from a dry well. They found the bodies of the brothers. The horses who drank from the well, were protected from diseases.

In Russia people still take the horses to rivers on the 18th of August. After the water is being blessed, they bathe the horses in the river and let them drink from it. So thay may be protected and live in good health.

 

 

50x70cm

23,5 kt. Gold Halo and Rim

23,5 kt. Gold on wings angel

 

14. Christ Pantocrator

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.

 

25x60cm

23,5 krt gold halo, frame and ornaments on background

 

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15. Christ

 

 

40x50cm

23,5 krt gold halo and ornaments on cross

 

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16. Our Lady of Kazan

 

 

30x40cm

23,5 krt gold background, halo’s and highlight on garment.

Frame ; birchwood handmade in Russia

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17. Christ Man of Sorrow

 

 

30x40cm

23,5 krt gold halo’s