Blachernae Mother of God Russian Orthodox Icon. The original Blachernae icon was made in the 7th century using wax and the ashes from 6th century Christian martyrs. It was kept at the Church of Saint Mary of Blachernae in Constantinople probably up until the fall of the city in the mid-15th century. In the mid-17th century this icon, or perhaps a copy, appeared on Mount Athos and was sent to Moscow. Many old and new copies of this icon are to be found in Russia.
#3 - S (2½" x 3½" on ½" wood).
Icons manufactured by a Russian supplier using their proprietary process of applying successive layers of color and metallic-like patterns resulting in a brilliant, detailed, and nearly three dimensional appearance. (Note: The photograph of this icon will be updated soon)
Icon inscriptions in Church Slavonic.