Art theme of this body icon is referred to as Hodegetria meaning 'She who shows the Way' (Russian: 'Путеводительница'). Hodegetria is one of the major types of the Theotokos in Byzantine art (title 'Theotokos' abbreviated MP ΘY is used in Eastern Christianity for Virgin Mary). This type of icon showing a standing Virgin Mary holding the Child on her left arm and recalls suffering of the Virgin Mary as the Mother of God. Due to exquisite details and beautiful 2 (two) diamonds it's more than a mere religious symbol, but also a contemporary piece of gold jewelry for women. Measures 23mm | 29/32" in height.
This icon pendant is made of hypoallergenic 585 gold certified by the Russian government assay office.