Icon “The Theotokos of Vladimir” (Our Lady of Vladimir)
Possibly the most beloved icon of the Virgin Mary in the world, this tenderness style icon now in the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow is attributed to the hand of St. Luke the Evangelist and was by tradition painted from life on a board from the table that the Virgin, St. Joseph the Betrothed, and Jesus at times took their meals. Originally this icon was called the Virgin of Tenderness. In a.d. 450 it was taken from Jerusalem to Constantinople and in the 12th century was transferred near Kiev and placed in the Devici Monastery, Vyshgorod. Icon has been repainted several times, lastly in 1919.
Size 6.7’’ х 9’’ (17cm х 23cm)
Size 9’’ х 13’’ (23cm х 33cm)
Size 13’’ х 18’’ (33cm х 46cm)
HANDMADE. The thickness of wood 2 cm (0.79’’)
Made In Ukraine.
COMES WITH THE CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY.
The icon is created on a traditional wooden base and set a chalk-based natural glue (levkas). Afterward, the iconographer, using natural paints, transcribes the blessed image which is an exact copy of the original. Upon completion of the transcription, a few finishing touches are incorporated giving the icon a truly ancient appearance. Thanks to this technique, natural cracks begin to appear on the icons, replicating original icon of the medieval period.