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The Holy Face (Христос Нерукотворный)

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The Holy Face (Христос Нерукотворный). The liturgical name for this type of icon "Christ Acheiropoietos", which means "a divinely wrought portrait, or not handmade". Other names include "Not-made-by-hands", Holy Mandylion and Holy Napkin. This icon was often painted on silk flags and large banners, then carried into battle at the head of Russian armies to protect soldiers from enemies and to inspire them in combat. Meticulously etched on jewelry-quality brass at the Efremov Institute in St. Petersburg. Unique and wonderful gifts. Gift boxed. 3"x3½". (Larger icon, we only have one.)


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