This icon plaque, the "Obsecro Te", comes from the Cloister Collection, Catholic to the Max's exclusive line of wood slab icons.
The image shows an illuminated manuscript of the Blessed Virgin clothed in blue receiving a fruit from the Christ Child.
The prayer below her is the beginning to the "Obsecro te", a prayer to the Blessed Virgin frequently found in books of hours from the 15th century on. The excerpt here reads, "Loving devotion the the Virgin Mary. I beseech thee, Holy lady Mary, Mother of God, most pious, daughter of the Most High King, Mother most glorious, Mother-". The rest of the text can be read here.
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-2706 )