The Theotokos, Christ and Saint John the Baptist (Deesis). Russian Orthodox Icon. Nicene Creek (Symbol of Faith) is on the back of the icon (in Russian): "I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Only-begotten, not made; of one essence with the Father by Whom all things are made..."
when open: 4½” tall x 7” wide.
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.