The Holy Theotokos Icon
In this icon, the Virgin is on the right of Christ. She wears a red garment underneath her cloak signifying her royalty as the Psalm indicates: "..the glory of the daughter of the King is within..." (Ps. 44:13). Upon her vesture, she has three stars indicating her perpetual virginity, before during and after giving birth to Christ. Christ is presented as a miniature adult signifying His transcendence, while holding a scroll in His left hand because He is the Teacher and giving the blessing with His right hand. On either side of the icon are two angels, each carrying the instruments of Christs Passion that He would endure for the salvation of mankind.