Fruits of the Passion Orthodox Icon
This is a very rare Russian icon depicting the blossoming Cross with the crucified Savior, "Tree of Life." The title denotes the gifts given to creation from the salvific work of The Savior, ie "Fruits." There are eight angels above the Cross holding the instruments of the Passion. The bottom left of this icon shows the four evangelist in the temple, or the Church of Christ. Death swallows up the evil one in the bottom right corner. Overall, this is a highly symbolic image of, just as its title says, The Fruits of the Passion. Russian. 17th c.