Icon of Our Lady of Vladimir

Our Lady of Vladimir is the oldest and most venerated icon in Russia. This important icon, which was painted in the 12th century, was brought to Russia as a gift to Yury Dolgorukiy from the Greek Patriarch of Constantinople Luke Chrysoberges. Our Lady of Vladimir belongs to the Eleusa type of the Mother of God icons that depict the Virgin Mary with Christ Child nestling against His mother’s cheek. The icon is in the collection of the State Tretyakov Gallery.

Our Lady of Vladimir

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