VIRGIN OF IVERSKAYA RUSSIAN ICON
In this beautiful icon, Our Lady is shown holding Jesus in her left arm while directing us to Him with her right hand. Devotion to Mary always leads us to Jesus. On Mary's cheek is a wound that is bleeding - this, according to a number of different traditions, occurred when the icon was stabbed by a soldier in Nicaea circa 830. This wood plaque measures 18 ½” x 13 ¼” x ¾”.