0239 Virgin of Jerusalem
19th cent. 35x31x2.5 cms.
The icon takes it name from the city where it is believed the original was written by St. Luke. In the 9th cent. it was taken to Korsun. On his possession of the city it was presented to Vladimir the Great who, in turn presented it to the citizens of Novgorod to mark their acceptance of Christianity.
This is a 19th copy with a shallow board and battens inserted in the top and bottom edges.Their has been restoration of paint and gesso loss.