This is the reproduction of a famous icon “Virgin of Sorrows - Seven Arrows”. The image of the Virgin with arrows alarming the uninitiated. But the meaning of the arrows is not at all in belligerence. They symbolize the pain and grief posed by the mother of Christ in earthly life. The number of arrows is not randomly chosen - the number seven in Orthodoxy is considered a symbol of completeness and integrity. They mean that Our Lady drank a cup of earthly grief completely. According to some religious sources, seven arrows in the breast of the Virgin symbolize seven mortal sins, from which it is capable and ready to defend.
The iconiscreated on a traditional wooden base with set oflevkas, a chalk-based natural glue, and a painted background. The icon is printed on a silk canvas and the final details are hand-painted by the iconographer. High-quality icon, with bright colors and the icon, seems like a hand-painted icon. Upon completion of the transcription, a few finishing touches are incorporated following special techniques of the St. Pantaleon monastery. Icons that are made in our workshop all come with a certificate bearing our seal, attesting to their originality and the authenticity of our technology. Only a certificate and seal can be a guarantee of the high and long-standing quality of our icons..