This 16th century Russian icon, also known as the Holy Face or Mandylion, portrays the face of Christ on a piece of cloth, carried by the Archangels Michael and Gabriel. According to Christian legend, King Abgar of Edessa wrote to Jesus, asking him to come cure him of an illness. Jesus declined the invitation, but sent a disciple with a miracle-working image of Jesusthe first icon. The "Made Without Hands" image has long been considered a powerful weapon against iconoclasm.
The Legacy Icon is our signature icon. Our woodcraftsmen begin with hand-chosen poplar and cut it to the desired size. From there, they place oak slats across the back of the board to create a wood base that is second to none. We apply our museum-grade canvas prints using our exclusive process to adhere it permanently.
Our prime selected canvas and woods allow for expansion and contraction of the image that will prevent cracking or splitting. Our carpenters come from Grand Rapids, Michigan, which is home to the finest furniture makers and carpenters since the 19th century. Unlike other icon duplications, our prints have been environmentally-tested to resist degradation and fading for over 80 years, and in many cases well beyond 100.