This icon plaque, "The Assumption of the Virgin" by Bergognone, comes from the Cloister Collection, Catholic to the Max's exclusive line of wood slab icons.
The original image was painted on a board as part of a polyptych and shows Mary being assumed into heaven and crowned in one celestial motion. Not pictured here, the apostles stand at Our Lady's feet, looking on from the earth below. Surrounding angels and heavenly hosts play music to praise Our Lord and honor Our Lady in the momentous occasion. The yellow angels surrounding Mary are reminiscent of a mandorla, a medieval diamond shaped backdrop, symbolizing an opening into heaven.
Step into the past and experience ancient beauty with Cloister Collection icons. Fashioned in Steubenville, Ohio by a dedicated team of Catholic woodworkers and graphic restoration artists, these large, weighty icons have a medieval, weathered look produced through a complex process of machining and digital printing. Feed your soul and others' with these rich depictions from the history of the Catholic Church.
The 8"x12" image size is 9" wide by 13" tall and 1-1/2" deep including the plaque and is 1.84lbs.
The 12"x18" image size is 13" wide by 19" tall and 1-1/2" deep including the plaque and is 2.84lbs.
The icon is heavy and feels rich with authenticity and character; it can propped up, laid on an altar, or wall-hung from the sturdy d-ring on back.
( HWP-4110 )