This icon shows the Virgin leaning affectionately towards her Son. Jesus embraces Mary’s neck and snuggles his cheek against hers. This image reflects not only the close relationship between the Mother and the Son, but also the attitude of God, full of love, generosity, compassion and tenderness, towards the person praying before the icon. This is one of the most mystical icon exemplars, expressing the community of human soul with God. Icon made by contemporary Russian icons.