Hand carved encolpion on boxwood with “Paramythia” Virgin Mary made at the Holy Skete of Saint Demetrios in Mount Athos. With her left hand Virgin Mary is embracing Jesus Christ. With her right hand she removes his hand form her mouth, since he had tried to prevent her from informing the monks that they would be attacked by pirates. At its perimeter the phrase “Holiest Mother of God be merciful on us” is engraved.
H: 7.9 cm.
W: 6.2 cm.