Gilded - gold ornamented (chrysokondylia). Decorated with rhinestones and synthetic stones in a frame with glass. Handiwork by the fathers of the Holy Cell Nativity of Christ on Mount Athos.
Dimensions: 31 x 37 cm.
The miraculous icon of Portaitissa was originally preserved in the Nice of Asia Minor. In the years of the Second Iconoclasm, a pious woman, who guarded the icon threw it into the sea, so that no one would find it and destroy it. The image in a miraculous way stood in the waves and headed west. Nowadays, the miraculous icon is found in the Holy Great Monastery of Iviron on Mount Athos. More about Virgin Mary Portaitissa.