This is an original Orthodox triptych - icon Theotokos of Vladimir or Vladimirskaya. The image of the icon is made using a high-quality polygraphic machine, pasted on a wooden base. The icons are produced at a Monastery by an official icon maker of the Russian Orthodox Church in the village of Sofrino, Russia. The triptych has a large central part and two narrow wings, panels are hinged together. This triptych features Holy Mother, archangel Michael, and archangel Gabriel. Consecrated.
Middle panel: 2 1/4” x 3 1/2”
Side panel: 1” x 3 1/2"
Our Lady of Vladimir[a] is a medieval Byzantine icon of the Virgin and Child and an early example of the iconography of the Eleusa type. It is one of the most culturally significant and celebrated pieces of art in Russian history.
The icon was painted in Constantinople by an unknown 12th-century artist. It was sent to Kyiv as a gift before being transferred to the Assumption Cathedral in Vladimir. It is traditionally said that the icon did not leave the city until 1395 when it was brought to Moscow to protect the city from Mongol invaders, although the historical accuracy of this claim is uncertain. By at least the sixteenth century, it was in the Dormition Cathedral in Moscow. It was moved to the State Tretyakov Gallery after the Russian Revolution. In the 1990s, it was relocated to the Church of St. Nicholas in Tolmachi, where it remains today.
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