Deesis lacquered icon on wood (printed paper image, wooden board, lacquer). Deesis is a type of icon which shows full figures of the saints who intercede before Christ for the human race, with Christ sitting on the throne in the center holding an open Gospel book in his hand. His most pure Mother stands to the left, and St John the Forerunner stands to the right. The original icon was painted in 1685 and is a part of the iconostasis of Smolensky Cathedral of Novodevichy Convent in Moscow. The icon workshop of St Elisabeth Convent offers this icon in several sizes.