Icons and Saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church

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Icons and Saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church - Tradigo, Alfredo, and Sartarelli, Stephen, Mr. (Translated by)

An icon (from the Greek word "eikon," "image") is a wooden panel painting of a holy person or scene from Orthodox Christianity, the religion of the Byzantine Empire that is practiced today mainly in Greece and Russia. It was believed that these works acted as intermediaries between worshipers and the holy personages they depicted. Their pictorial ...

Icons and Saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church 2006, J. Paul Getty Trust Publications, Los Angeles, CA

ISBN-13: 9780892368457

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