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Christ Mandylion

499.00

Dimensions 0.0 × 9.5 × 11.0 cm
Century

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SKU: 56934102 Category:

Christ Mandylion

Russian wooden icon
According to Christian legend, the Image of Edessa was a holy relic consisting of a square or rectangle of cloth upon which a miraculous image of the face of Jesus was imprinted — the first icon (“image”).

In Eastern Orthodoxy, the image is known as the Holy Mandylion, a Byzantine Greek word not applied in any other context. The Keramidion is the name of a “holy tile” imprinted with the face of Christ miraculously transferred by contact with the Mandylion.