Madonna of Vladimir

4.00$

The composition is known as “The Mother holds the Child in her right arm and points at him with her left hand, while the Child puts his left arm around her neck and presses his cheek against hers.

Pasteboard, stamping
Width 180 mm (7 in)
Length 240 mm (9.4 in)
Weight: 200 grams

Compare
SKU: icon201046 Category:

Description

The Russian icon, the so-called Madonna of Vladimir, is one of the most famous icon of Russia.

The composition is known as “The Mother holds the Child in her right arm and points at him with her left hand, while the Child puts his left arm around her neck and presses his cheek against hers. The gestures indicate close relationships between mother and son.

Church According to Church tradition, this icon was painted by the Apostle and Evangelist St, Luke. In the 5th century A. D., it was translated from Jerusalem to Constantinople. In the 12th century, Patriarch Lukas Chrysoberges of Constantinople sent it as a gift to Grand Duke Yuri Dolgoruky. Since that time the icon has been revered as the greatest shrine of the Russian

Additional information

Weight 0.23 kg
Dimensions 240 x 180 mm