The crucifixion icon
The Cross has three ties. The bottom rail under the feet of the Lord is the stepladder of his feet. The vertical branch represents the descent and ascension of Christ, the incarnate Word. The part planted in the earth is meant to connect things on earth and hell to heavenly things. Therefore, on the icon, the foot of the cross sinks into a black cave where Adam's head lies, Golgotha being the place of the Skull (Jn.19,17). This symbolic detail shows the head of the first Adam, and in him all humanity watered by the blood of Christ.
Please note minor differences are possible but you will be provided pictures of the actual icon you are receiving.
Size: 28cm X 41cm 11 X 16 inches
The icon is painted on wood panel. For the halo, and background icon, it was used golden leaves. The icon is varnished with couple of layers to assure a long lasting image and to make it easy and safe to clean it from dust. The back is varnished with darker tone semi transparent for a nice finish.