This carving was completed in three weeks time and it took one week to sand down. It is carved on lime wood and it shows Archangel Michael. Because it is the fourth time that I have carved this same icon, I call it Archangel Michael 4. Its dimensions are 48 cm wide, 1.20 cm tall and about 10 cm thick. This stage is right before I detailed the hair, the eyes and some other minor finishing touches.
Oiling the icon on November 6, 2007 at the office of a beloved person.