This icon is hand-made in the old traditional manner of Byzantine art. It has been hand-painted with egg, tempera and gold on canvas and old wood (gold foil over wood) from Meteora, Greece. It is a work of art of superior quality. Each one is a unique piece, and may look slightly different and/or have imperfections due to the wood and hand-made nature of the product, which adds to its authenticy and appeal. A truly stunning icon for home, parish, or office.