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Original Black Madonna – Our Lady of Czestochowa – 3 sizes– Catholic Art Print – Catholic Gift – Polish Saint

Original Black Madonna – Our Lady of Czestochowa – 3 sizes– Catholic Art Print – Catholic Gift – Polish Saint

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The Original "Our Lady of Częstochowa -- Black Madonna"

One of the great icons of Christendom, the Black Madonna of Częstochowa has been associated with many miracles and has survived for centuries. Originally a Byzantine icon from the early Middle Ages, (some even say painted by St. Luke), it was brought to Poland in the 14th Century. There it has been revered as the Queen and Protector of Poland. (For those unfamiliar with the Catholic faith, this is a title of Mary in Heaven for a role she plays, not the painting itself.) The scars on her cheek are purportedly the desecrations of a Hussite soldier's sword. The legend is she is black because of smoke.

There are many, many variations of Our Lady of Czestochowa, but this is the original. In Byzantium, this type of icon was known as "Hodegetria,"or "One Who Shows the Way." The Way is her Son.
(source: Wikipedia)

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** IMPORTANT ** THE IMAGE IS SMALLER THAN THE PAPER! There is a white border of about 0.5" inch for 5x7", 1.3" for 8.5x11", or 1.6" for 11x14" pictures. All Approx! Fine art printers do this because the images are almost never the same rectangular ratio of the standard paper sizes. It also gives the prints a finished look, and lets them look good in a frame without a matt.

- Acid-free paper
- Archival pigments, rated to last for generations.
- Cardboard backer
- Above story of the art
- Enclosed in a tight-fitting, crystal clear bag.

Thanks for your interest!

Sue & John

"In order to communicate the message entrusted to her by Christ, the Church needs art." ~ St. Pope John Paul II

Original image is out-of-copyright. Descriptive text and image alterations (hence the whole new image) © by Sue Kouma Johnson - CatholicArtAndJewelry.
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