The Virgin Mary in this icon is asking her son to forgive the sins of humanity at the Last Judgement. She is flanked by four other saints, similarly shown in intercessory prayer: Saint Nicholas, Saint George, Saint Sergius of Radonezh, and Saint John Chrysostom.

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Virgin Mary | The Walters Art Museum
The Virgin Mary in this icon is asking her son to forgive the sins of humanity at the Last Judgement. She is flanked by four other saints, similarly shown in intercessory prayer: Saint Nicholas, Saint George, Saint Sergius of Radonezh, and Saint John Chrysostom.
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