The Crucifixion of Christ. Russian Orthodox Icon. Mary Magdalene and the Theotokos are on the left and John the Theologian and Saint Longinus the Centurion are on the right on this icon. The skull underneath the cross represents the skull of Adam who is believed to be buried on the hill called Golgotha where Christ was crucified, located just outside the old city walls of Jerusalem.
#629 - M (3½" x 4" on ⅝" wood).
#A895 - ML (5" x 6¼" on ¾" wood).
#1092 - 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.