Our Seat of Wisdom holy medal features Theotokos (the Mother of God) with Archangel Gabriel on the opposite side. Theotokos is another name for the Virgin Mary, and she also represents Wisdom in the Orthodox Church. This is a rare and beautiful medal. It's called Wisdom's Seat because the Madonna is shown in her iconic role as the Seat of Wisdom holding the Christ Child. The image is very similar to the Icon of Mary and the Child Jesus in the Hagia Sophia pictured below. The original medal is from the 1940's and has been recast in bronze and dipped in gold leaf to create this piece.
The reverse side of the medal depicts the Archangel Gabriel, who is known as the Messenger of the God. He works closely with mankind and is the patron saint of communication workers. He is also the angel of strength and protection and awaits to help you facilitate communication - especially with children, parents, teachers, family and friends. It was Gabriel who visted Mary and asked Her if She would carry the Christ Child and be His mother.
At the toggle we added the Fleur de Lis to symbolize the Trinity and to complete the piece visually and energetically. It is available in a variety of stones, crystals or pearls and in Gold, Silver or Bronze.
Citrine promotes motivation, activates creativity and encourages self-expression. It enhances concentration and revitalises the mind, while releasing negative traits, depression, fears and phobias. It is a catalyst for emotional balancing.
The medals on this piece are cast in solid bronze using the lost wax method. The bronze is then dipped in 22KT Gold to create the same effect on the medal that is found on Orthodox Icons. The original medals are findings from Europe that I have been collected over the years. This necklace is casual everyday wear, but it can easily be dressed for a special event.
Medal is 1.5" x 1.25".
Materials: Citrine & Bronze with 22KT Gold Leaf