Theotokos of Vladimir icon. Byzantine orthodox Russian icon. Christian art. Virgin Mary icon. Catholic religious gift idea.
*Size: 3 1/3" x 4 1/4" x 5/8" inches or 8.5 cm. x 11 cm. x 1.7
The sacred image of Theotokos of Vladimir is one of the most venerated Orthodox icons and a fine and is recognized as Miraculous. It is generally accepted as the finest of the few Byzantine icons surviving from its period, and is admitted by all who have seen it to be one of the most outstanding religious paintings of the world. The antique original has been in Russia since soon after it was painted (in 11-12th century, Constantinople). The icon is displayed in the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow in a former church in the grounds of the museum. Her feast day is June 23rd o.s. / July 6th n.s.
*I made the item used a decoupage technique. The high quality image is applied to the peace of wood, that I cut and sanded by hand. The back is stained and painted. The sealer and light gloss varnish are applied to the top making it water resistant. Ready to hang.