Below is one of several projects that I have been working on this January.
The Korsun-Ephesus icon is particularly interesting to me because at least one was circulating in 988 A.D. It was said to be from Ephesus, which is the town where the Virgin lived later in life. Whether the one discussed in the story below was actually written by the hand of St Luke is uncertain because it has since been lost. The 988 A.D. owners believed that it was.
In fact, as of today, there are no original St Luke icons known to be in existence- at least not that we know of. What we know of are copies upon icon copies which have been faithfully transmitted down through the centuries and have come to us with certain changes in style, detail and emphasis as was appropriate for the period and particular setting.
The Korsun-Ephesus icon story. Below is a brief description just to give you a taste. You can find more online. Frame-able cards available and commissions received for this one and most others icons upon request.
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