Saint Alexander Nevsky holding banner. Russian Orthodox Icon. Prince Alexander of Novgorod began to be called Nevsky because of his successful battle on the Neva River against the Swedes in 1240. Saint Alexander negotiated several peace treaties with the Golden Hoard, which was a constant threat to Russian lands from the southeast, in order to focus all his military attention on Russia's enemies to the west, especially the Swedish, Finnish, Danish, and Teutonic armies.
#419 - S (2½" x 3" on ½" wood).
#701 - M (3½" x 4" on ⅝" wood).
#992 - ML (5" x 6¼" on ¾" wood).
#1143 - L (6¾" x 8¼" on ¾" wood).
Icons manufactured by a Russian supplier using their proprietary process of applying successive layers of color and metallic-like patterns resulting in a brilliant, detailed, and nearly three dimensional appearance.
Icon inscriptions in Church Slavonic.