CENTRAL PANEL: CHRIST’S DECENT INTO HELL. Christ standing triumphantly on the Cross is shown pulling our fore-father Adam from the grave (pictured as a cave) while Eve grasps at His foot. Surrounding them are Old Testament female heroines, kings and prophets. The text in Slavonic at the top of the icon reads: “The Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
LEFT PANEL: Shows angels binding Satan in chains at his defeat when Christ decend into Hades.
RIGHT PANEL: Shows an angel welcoming Dismas the Good Thief into paradise. Note tree between them representing the “tree” on which Christ was crucified.
VERSO: Paschal Troparion: CHRIST IS RISENT FROM THE DEAD AND BY HIS DEATH HE TRAMPLED DEATH BRING LIFE TO ALL THOSE IN THE TOMBS.
About Russian Silk Orthodox Icons
These "Silk Orthodox Icons" are high quality reproductions made in Russia. They are silk printed giving them extra fine detail and the vivid full color usually found only in an original hand-painted icon. Each icon has an intricate metal gold and/or silver colored thin film deposited on the image giving the icon an extra shine and luster. The icons are mounted on wood with brown painted borders and edges.