This icon plaque, Madonna of Mercy by Sano di Pietro, comes from the Cloister Collection, Catholic to the Max's exclusive line of wood slab icons.
The image shows Mary in a white and green ornamented mantle covering several Poor Clares praying the rosary, along with two little postulants with uncovered heads. This pose is used to show Mary's motherly care and mercy for those who are close to her. Additionally, Mary signifies the Church itself, so this also represents the Church's loving care and protection to those who are faithful to her precepts.
The artist, Sano di Pietro (1406-1481) was a very productive and successful painter in Sienna. He was masterful in his use of color and has around 270 works known to date including altarpieces, frescoes, miniatures, and book bindings.
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"x10" image size is 9" wide by 11" tall and 1-1/2" deep including the plaque and is 1.64lbs.
The 12"x16" image size is 13" wide by 17" tall and 1-1/2" deep including the plaque and is est. 2.53lbs.
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-4133 )