Saint Seraphim of Sarov feeding the Bear. Russian Orthodox Icon. Some early 19th Century Orthodox nuns were walking through the forest to visit St. Seraphim's isolated hermitage. When the nuns exited the forest and entered a clearing they were terrified when they saw a huge bear next to St. Seraphim, who was actually feeding bread to the bear. St. Seraphim told the bear to run off into the woods so the nuns would calm down, and the bear quickly obeyed.
#373 - S (2½" x 3" on ½" wood).
#683 - M (3½" x 4" on ⅝" wood).
#875 - ML (5" x 6¼" 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.