Wood Carved Icon - Saint Sophia
Church tradition says that in the second half of the first century lived a pious woman, a Christian, Sofia. She had three daughters who wore the names of Christian virtues - Faith, Hope and Love. As a mother she was forced to watch the inhuman torture and suffering of her children. But she showed remarkable strength throughout. She is the patron saint of children everywhere.
These icons are handmade in a Byzantine workshop in Greece skilled iconographers, using gold leafing and techniques handed down from generations. Seal on back of each pieces.
Icon measurements: about 7" tall and 3 1/4 " wide
Made in Greece