According to detailed analysis, the original 12th century Theotokos of Vladimir icon has been restored at least seven times; the last restoration was in the 19th century. Only the faces of Christ and the Theotokos date to the original painting.
Using the very latest digital photo technology and the highest resolution photos we have been able to access, we at Legacy Icons have painstakingly undertaken a digital semi-restoration to reveal the image somewhat obscured by the ravages of time. We have muted the cracks and damaged areas, paying special attention to the ancient faces, without completely erasing the realities of history. We hope that this gives an idea of the original icon as it may have looked in earlier centuries.
The original icon is approximately 27x41 inches. Choose a Cathedral Size 24x36 or 30x45 for a near exact reproduction of the original icon!
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