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Double-sided Icon with Scenes from the Life of Christ, the Virgin Mary, and the Saints (Ethiopian 18th century) - Public Domain Orthodox Painting

This double-sided triptych icon from Ethiopia is a small-scale painting that would have been used in private devotion. The cylinder at the top of the piece reflects the construction of smaller Ethiopian icons that were suspended from a cord and worn around the neck. When open, the piece displays several...

Descent into Hades, 18th Century, from Serb-Orthodox Church in Hungary (unknown artist) - Public Domain Byzantine Painting

This icon depicts scenes related to the descent into Hades and the Resurrection, common themes in Eastern Orthodox Christian art used to illustrate biblical stories and theological concepts. The icon is divided into panels showing saints, angels, biblical characters, and events from the Christian narrative. The use of gold and...

Saint Constantine, Saint Paraskeva, Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian. Tempera painting (10th-15th Century) - Public Domain Byzantine Painting

About the Image: The image you've provided is a representation of traditional Eastern Orthodox iconography. It portrays Saint Constantine, Saint Paraskeva, Saint Cosmas, and Saint Damian, all significant figures in Christian hagiography. The technique used here is tempera painting, a method where pigments are mixed with a medium...

Assumption of the Virgin and God the Father Holding an Orb, Coptic Christian manuscript - Public Domain Orthodox Painting

Details: Coptic Christians are members of the Coptic Orthodox Church, which is an Oriental Orthodox Christian church based in Egypt. The term "Coptic" refers to the ancient Egyptian language, which was spoken in Egypt until the end of the 17th century. The Coptic Orthodox Church is one of...

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