This icon plaque, the Madonna and Child, comes from the Cloister Collection, Catholic to the Max's exclusive line of wood slab icons.
The image shows Mary dressed in gold and black with the Christ Child on a golden cushion holding a pomegranate with her and a red string about the level of her heart. It was painted by Benvenuto di Giovanni in the late 1400's in Siena and is currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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 image size is 8x12 and including the plaque it is is 9" wide by 13" tall with an round top, 1-1/2" deep and is 1.66lbs.
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.
( HWPA-4115 )