This is my first icon from Monastery Icons and I can now say it won't be my last! I received one of MI's catalogs in the mail and thought I would take a chance on one of their icons as I want to start acquiring some religious artwork. Well, what I received far exceeded my expectations. Considering the reasonable price for an 8x10 plaque, the quality is superb. The artwork is beautiful and is visibly enhanced by the "Lumina Gold"process that adds a rich luster. Even the wooden plaque is nicely made with beveled edges. The entirety of the icon is just wonderful. Quality at an affordable price is a rarity these days, so don't pass up an opportunity to acquire one of these wonderful works of art!