Our Lady of Jerusalem, Russian icon 28x22 cm. This icon is hand painted in Russia following the rigorous rules of the orthodox iconography.
This icon comes in an elegant blue velvet box with internal satin covering and provided with a certificate of authenticity and warranty.
Our Lady of Jerusalem is depicted in the traditional pose of the Hodigitria. The Mother of God points with her right hand to the Christ Child as being "the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
According to Church tradition, the original icon was painted by the Apostle St. Luke in Gethsemane, 15 years after the Ascension of Our Lord. In the 453 the Emperor Leone I brought the icon to Constantinople. After Constantinople it was taken to Chersonesus (Korsun). The prince Vladimir gave the icon to the Cathedral of St. Sophia in Novgorod. Ivan the Terrible brought the icon to the Cathedral of the Dormition in the Moscow Kremlin in the 1571. In 1812, the icon was taken by the French troops and till today it in the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
- Model: IC090237
- Shipping Weight: 1.2Kg
- Materials: Wood, levkas, gold leaf, egg tempera
- Origin: Russia
- Height: 28 cm
- Width: 22 cm
- Height: 11.02 in
- Width: 8.66 in