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In the Orthodox Christian religion, icons are saint and it is frequent to see believers having devotion gestures for icons.

The word icon comes from Greek eikóna which means small image.

However it more correct to say writing an icon rather than painting an icon.

Icons represent Christ, the blessed Virgin and Child, Saints or biblical scenes.

They utilise the technique of tempera on wood, with often collage of thin gold sheets for representing the nimbus of Saints.

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You may seen at the top of this page :

the Armenian icon of the Christ of the Mandylion of Edessa (Syria),
the Russian icon the Kazan's Virgin, with its silver plated metal protection (called reza),
the Byzantine Greek icon of Saint Nicholas.

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