An antique Russian miniature travelling double icon with gold oklad (riza). The front is painted with The Holy Mandylion or Holy Face (also known as Not Made By Hands, Russian: Спас Нерукотворный), the reverse - with St. Nicholas. 1 7/8 x 2 3/16 in. (4,8 x 5,7 cm) The chased two-tone gold oklad was made in Moscow in 1814.
Mary, Star of the Sea, or Maris Stella, from a beautiful vintage holy card. I just love the colors of the sea and sky against her gorgeous veil, crown and mantle. The style of this holy card just so delicate and lovely.