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Virgin And Child of Vladimir Icon
Our Lady of Vladimir, one of the worlds best known Byzantine Icon images. The Theotokos of Vladimir also known as Our Lady of Vladimir or Virgin of Vladimir and "The Vladimir Madonna" - is one of the most venerated Orthodox icons and a typical example of Eleusa Byzantine iconography. The Theotokos (Greek word for Virgin Mary, literally meaning "Birth-Giver of God") is regarded as the holy protectress of Russia. The icon is displayed in the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow. Her feast day is June 3. Even more than most famous icons, the original has been copied repeatedly for centuries.The icon is a version of the Eleusa (tenderness) type, with the Christ child snuggling up to his mother's cheek. Mounted icon print. All sizes are approximate.