This icon was painted by the master iconographer Saint Andrei Rublev. It shows the Archangel Gabriel bringing the news of the news of Christ's Incarnation. The Virgin Mary receives the news with surprise, but at her amen, the Holy Spirit descended upon her (symbolically depicted as a dove). This is the moment at which she became the Theotokos.
We begin with the finest 100% cotton, PH-neutral, archival museum-quality paper. Our prints are made in our controlled lab using a special process which took over a decade to perfect. Finally, a series of custom sealants protect the image from fading, sun damage, and ozone by forming a barrier to outside elements. We do not laminate our icons, as lamination has unpredictable results for image stability. Our mission is to create timeless icons that will last, so you will only have to purchase them once.