A very fine icon of the Mandylion, or ‘Saviour Not-Made-by-Hands’, Russia, 17th century

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A very fine icon of the Mandylion, or ‘Saviour Not-Made-by- Hands’, Russia, 17th century the background stripped to the gesso, the cloth held aloft by two Angels, Christ’s halo inscribed in Greek Ω ΟΝ: ‘I AM THAT I AM’ 31.3 by 27cm, 12¼by 10⅝in.