An ornate Eastern Orthodox icon of Our Lady of the Sign (Virgin Mary) in the Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, Kuopio - The icon depicts the Virgin Mary during the Annunciation at the moment of saying, "May it be done to me according to your word."(Luke 1:38). The image of the Christ child represents him at the moment of his conception in the womb of the Virgin.  The 1787 icon covered in pearls was given to the church by merchant Jakov Krivonosou.
An ornate Eastern Orthodox icon of Our Lady of the Sign (Virgin Mary) in the Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, Kuopio - The icon depicts the Virgin Mary during the Annunciation at the moment of saying, "May it be done to me according to your word."(Luke 1:38). The image of the Christ child represents him at the moment of his conception in the womb of the Virgin. The 1787 icon covered in pearls was given to the church by merchant Jakov Krivonosou.