• Icons of Angels - Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men

    2 monthes ago - By It's About Time

    Icon of Archangel Gabriel. One of four panels from a set of the Great Deisis icons from a sanctuary screen, Sinai
    The word "icon" derives from the Greek "eikon" meaning any image or representation, but the word usually is restricted to a religious image. Although the word "icon" applies to all kinds of religious images - those painted on wooden panels , on walls , those fashioned from small glass tesserae or carved in stone, metal or ivory - the term is used most often with paintings on wood.
    Icon of Archangel Michael, 14th century
    The first Christian images appeared around the 3rd...
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