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  • 19th Century Our Lady of Iveron Russian Icon of Virgin Mary and Child Christ

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  • Early 19th century Russian Icon of Our Lady of Iveron hand-painted on oak and covered in a brass repoussee. Measures 8.5 inches by 10.5 inches and 1 inch thick. Also known as the Panagia Portaitissa or the Iviron Theotokos, this icon is an Eastern Orthodox image of the Virgin Mary and Jesus which was painted by Luke the Evangelist, according to the Sacred Tradition of the Eastern Orthodox Church. The icon is referred to as "Wonderworking" meaning that numerous miracles have been attributed to the intercession of the Theotokos (Mother of God) by persons praying before it. The original of this image is found in the Georgian Iviron monastery on Mount Athos in Greece, where it is believed to have been since the year 999.

    A unique characteristic of this icon is what appears to be a scar on the Virgin Mary's right cheek or her chin. A number of different traditions exist to explain this, but the one most commonly held by Orthodox Christians is that the icon was stabbed by a soldier in Nicaea during the period of Byzantine iconoclasm under the Emperor Theophilus. According to tradition, when the icon was stabbed, blood miraculously flowed out of the wound. Numerous miracles have been attributed to the intercession of the Theotokos Mother of god by persons praying before Our Lady of Iveron.

    Measures 10.5"8.5"1"D. Acrylic stand not included.

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