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In a Russian Orthodox home, one corner is known as the "Beautiful" or "Holy Corner" (Красивый Угол) where one would display icons. By tradition, a large central icon is draped by a colorful embroidered cloth and graced with a lampada (лампада) vigil lamp. An icon stand would support the icon together with a bible, or a cross. (See Create a Russian Dacha in Your Own Home).

Our traditional icons are copied from ancient Russian and Byzantine icons in much the same way as church manuscripts were painstakingly copied from ancient manuscripts. Our icons were painted in Russia on wood panels by a master iconographer.

Note: sizes are approximate. 

 

  • Vladimirskaya Mother of God  Hand Painted Icon with a wood back and a metal cover

    Vladimirskaya Mother of God Hand Painted Icon

    Miniature Russian Icon of the Vladimir Mother of God of Tenderness. Hand painted icon in a metal oklad (cover). Being hand painted, each is unique - yours will look different from the one shown. Wooden back. About 2½" x 2".  The Vladimir...
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  • Vladimir Mother of  God Icon

    Vladimir Mother of God Icon

    The Theotokos of Vladimir (Vladimirskaya) is a well-known Russian Orthodox icon of the Eleusa type. Eleusa means Tenderness in Greek (Umileniye in Russian.) The term Virgin of Vladimir is shorthand for this icon, as She is also known as the Mother of God...
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  • Tsar Martyr Nicholas Icon

    Tsar Martyr Nicholas Icon

    Tsar Martyr Nicholas II (Царь Мученик Николай II). Nicholas II was canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad in 1981 and subsequently canonized as "Passion Bearer" by the Moscow Patriarchate in 2000. He was executed on July 17 1918 by the...
    $225.00
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  • The Theotokos of "Unexpected Joy” (Икона Нечаянная Радость) hand painted icon

    Unexpected Joy Mother of God Icon

    The Theotokos of "Unexpected Joy” (Икона Нечаянная Радость). This popular icon of the Mother of God has as its origin the writings of St. Dimitri of Rostov, who was a great 17th century hierarch, preacher, author and ascetic. He tells of a certain...
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  • Presentation of Christ in the Temple

    Presentation of Christ in the Temple

    Presentation of Christ in the Temple. According to the gospel, Mary took the baby Jesus to the Temple in Jerusalem forty days after his birth in obedience to the Law of Moses, Leviticus 12, Exodus 13:12-15. 4¾"x7"  Hand painted in Russia. 1...
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  • Mother of God Tenderness

    Mother of God Tenderness

    The Theotokos of Vladimir (Vladimirskaya) is a well-known Russian Orthodox icon of the Eleusa type. Eleusa means Tenderness in Greek (Umileniye in Russian.) The term Virgin of Vladimir is shorthand for this icon, as She is also known as the Mother of God...
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  • Theotokos Ognevidnaya (Огневидная)

    Theotokos Ognevidnaya (Огневидная)

    This type began to appear in Russian iconography in the 18th century, and it is also near the turn of that century when mentions of the Ognevidnaya begin to appear in the lists of saints and icons.  It is mentioned in a Church calendar...
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  • Archangel  Gabriel

    Archangel Gabriel

    Archangel Gabriel. 4"x5½".  Hand painted in Russia. 1 only.  About our traditional Russian Orthodox icons...
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  • Mother of God Kazan

    Mother of God Kazan

    The Kazan Mother of God is historically notable through several miracles and played a major historical role in Russia's destiny. The original icon was carried by Prince Dmitry Pozharsky (1577-1642) into battle. It made its apparition in 1579 in Kazan,...
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  • Mother of God of Tender Mercy - Oumilenie

    Mother of God of Tender Mercy - Oumilenie

    The faces of Mother and Child are touching affectionately. The most famous of this icon type is the Vladimir Icon of the Virgin.  3" x 4".  Hand painted in Russia. 1 only.   About our traditional Russian Orthodox icons...
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  • Theotokos Nursing Mother

    Theotokos Nursing Mother

    A variation on an icon already present in 8th century Byzantium, this icon depicts the Holy Virgin suckling the Infant Christ. 4"x6".  Hand painted, "written" in Russia, by a master iconographer in Rostov-on-the-Don. 1 only.   About our...
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  • Mother of God Iveron

    Mother of God Iveron

    The Iverskaya (Iveron or Iberian) Icon of the Mother of God is especially honored on Mt. Athos at the Iberian Monastery. She made Her appearance in the middle of the 9th century at a time when the Church was agitated by iconoclasts under Emperor...
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  • Tsar Martyr Nicholas in Kiyot Frame

    Tsar Martyr Nicholas in Kiyot Frame

    A superb hand-written icon of the martyred Tsar Nicholas Romanov. He holds a scroll which reads: "For a righteous and blameless man became a subject for mockery, for it had been ordained that he should fall under others at the appointed time, and that...
    $400.00
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  • Archangel Michael of the Apocalypse

    Archangel Michael of the Apocalypse

    St. Michael is portrayed on horseback, holding a Gospel and a spear, and blowing a trumpet. This icon is entirely hand painted, "written" in Russia. About 3¼ x 4 inches. 1 only.  About our traditional Russian Orthodox icons...
    $150.00
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  • St. George Slaying the Dragon

    St. George Slaying the Dragon

    This icon depicts The Great Martyr St. George and the Dragon (also known as the Trophy Bearer or Victory Bearer). He was a Christian Roman soldier, born in the late 3rd century in Cappadocia to a Palestinian mother. St. George is often depicted riding a...
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  • Archangel Gabriel Icon Palekh Pendant

    Archangel Gabriel Cross [Palekh]

    Icon cross pendant of the St. Gabriel the Archangel (Архангел Гавриил). This exquisite cross pendant was painted by Andrey Mikhailovich Kotukhin using traditional materials: egg tempera, papier-mache, gold leaf, metallic paints, a squirrel hair brush and...
    $75.00
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  • St. Michael the Archangel Icon Pendant [Palekh]

    Archangel Michael Cross [Palekh]

    Icon cross pendant of the St. Michael the Archangel (Архангел Михаил). This exquisite cross pendant was painted by Andrey Mikhailovich Kotukhin using traditional materials: egg tempera, papier-mache, gold leaf, metallic paints, a squirrel hair brush and...
    $75.00
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  • St Michael Guardian Angel

    St Michael Guardian Angel

    Archangel Michael as Guardian Angel. The Eastern Orthodox venerate the class of angels accorded the status of "guardian". Above all the rest are St. Michael and St. Gabriel. St. Michael goes by "Archistrategos", or "Supreme Commander of the Heavenly...
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  • Guardian Angel Michael Icon (IC-GA2)

    Guardian Angel Michael Icon

    Icon of the Guardian Angel. The Russian Orthodox, as well as other Eastern Orthodox, accord Michael the title "Archistrategos", or "Supreme Commander of the Heavenly Hosts." The Russian Orthodox pray to their guardian angels, and above all, to Michael...
    $125.00
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  • Korsun Mother  and Child  Icon

    Korsun Mother and Child Icon

    The original icon of Our Lady of Korsun was believed to be painted by the Evangelist Luke. About 5" x 7" Made in Russia. 1 only.   About our traditional Russian Orthodox icons...
    $175.00
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