This striking wall plaque with gold foil accents features an icon of Mary, Salus Populi Romani (Protectress of the Roman People), which is found in the ancient Basilica of St. Mary Major, in Rome. On the back is the prayer Sub Tuum Praesidium (Beneath Thy Protection) - the oldest preserved hymn to the Blessed Virgin Mary in existence. The prayer reads, "We turn to you for protection, Holy Mother of God. Listen to our prayers and help us in our needs. Save us from every danger, O Glorious and Blessed Virgin. Amen." Measures 4 1/8" x 6 1/8".