Model is a 15th century Russian icon.
Egg tempera and gold leaf on gessoed wood panel.
The Greek letters IC and XC are the abbreviation for Jesus Christ. The Greek letters on the cross inside the halo mean "He Who Is." The words in the open Gospel book are written in Church Slavonic, the liturgical language of the Slavic people and parts of the Eastern Orthodox Church.
Measurements: 11 X 14 inches