02. Our Lady of Vladimir

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About this icon: Second half of the18th century. Wood, lewkas, tempera. Size: 31x25,7x2,5 cm.


The main distinctive feature of this particular iconography is that the Christ-Child has his face pressed against the cheek of the Virgin and one arm around her neck. The name of the Icon derives from the long period during which the original was kept in the city of Vladimir. According to legend this Icon was painted by Saint Luke the Evangelist and was kept in Jerusalem, Constantinople, and finally in Kiev, before Prince Andrei Bogoliubsky removed it to Vladimir. The Icon gained a reputation for playing a role in military victories, particularly for saving Moscow from attack by Tamerlane.

Hand painted on wood panel. Good condition. 


This icon has collection significance.

Price: 1700 Euro

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