the Orthodox Christian religion, icons are saint and it is frequent to see believers
having devotion gestures for icons.
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
on wood, with often collage of thin gold sheets for representing the nimbus of
more details on icons through Wikipedia, click on the following arrow .
on the following icon
see the icons immediately available.
You may seen at the top of this
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
the Byzantine Greek icon of Saint Nicholas.
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