Contemporary wooden icon, made from a rectangular piece of wood with a rounded oblong peg at the top and incised geometric decoration either side with a hinged, cut-out door. Inside each, both sides are decorated with polychrome paintings. One side depicts Christ wrapped in a burial shroud, and possibly Mary's ascension. The other side depicts Christ lowered from the Cross, and group of figures below with one held by an angel above.

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