125-BM Mother of God Assuage My Sorrows
This lacquered Assuage My Sorrows icon of the Mother of God from St Elisabeth Convent is a copy of a wedding icon painted in the early XX century. The original of this icon was painted in Mstyora - a Russian village famous for its icon painting studios since the XVII century.
Wedding icons are a pair of icons (Jesus Christ and the Mother of God), painted in the same style. Traditionally, these icons have been used by parents of the newly-weds to bless them before the wedding ceremony. They bless the bridegroom with an icon of the Savior and the bride with the icon of the Mother of God. Wedding icons are kept in the family forever, being the basis of the home iconostasis. You can buy an icon of Christ the Pantocrator as the perfect pair for this icon.
Assuage My Sorrows icon of the Mother of God is made in the lacquered icons workshop of St Elisabeth Convent in several sizes. A high-quality printed image is glued to a wooden board made of alder or birchwood, and then covered with a layer of transparent varnish.