An icon (from Greek εικων, eikon, "image") is a religious work of art, most commonly a painting, from Orthodox (Eastern) Chrisitanity.
In Eastern Christianity and other icon-painting Christian traditions, the icon is generally a flat panel painting depicting a holy being or object such as Jesus, Mary, saints, angels or the cross. Icons may also be cast in metal, carved in stone, embroidered on cloth, done in mosaic or fresco work, printed on paper or metal, etc.
Creating free-standing, three-dimensional sculptures of holy figures was resisted by Christians for many centuries, out of the belief that daimones inhabited pagan sculptures, and also to make a clear distinction between Christian and pagan art. To this day, in obedience to the commandment not to make "graven images", Orthodox icons may never be more than three-quarter bas relief.
This Byzantine Icon depicts the Tree of Life, a universal symbol. Stunning Christian art in any religious home!
Size: 10.25" x 9" x 1"
Item Type: Wood Plaque
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