0238 Virgin of The Deesis
18th cent. 53.5x41x3cms.
By its size, this icon was originally commissioned by a church. The presence of the battens on the reverse suggests that the icon was not part of the church’s Iconostasis but was shown individually on the special days of Commemoration of The Virgin.
The image itself shows The Virgin with a scroll which is inscribed in Cyrilllic with the words of The Magnificat.