Our Lady of Vladimir – One of the Most Famous Russian Icons

Our Lady of Vladimir is one of the most famous and venerated Russian icons. This 12-century masterpiece depicting the Mother of God with the Christ Child in her arms was brought from Constantinople to Russia in 1131. It’s interesting that according to the legend, the first version of Our Lady of Vladimir was painted by St. Luke the Evangelist himself. The antique icon is now displayed in the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.

Our Lady of Vladimir – One of the Most Famous Russian Icons

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