The Holy Mandylion

  • This icon depicts the Cloth of Edessa, often referred to as the Holy Mandylion. The Mandylion is a frequent subject of reproduction in iconography, as the original is said to be an acheiropoieta, or an image made miraculously (literally translated as "without hands"). According to tradition, the cloth healed the ailments of King Abgar of Odessa, a contemporary of Jesus. Although the provenance of the cloth is complicated - its last known location was in the San-Chapelle in Paris during the French Revolution - it has been the subject of reverence and preservation in famous icons for centuries. 


    Icon measures 13.5" (length) x 13" (width). Hand painted in the Orthodox style by an artist from Palestine.

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