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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...

Jesus Christ and The Virgin Mary Surrounded by Angels (17th Century) by Te'amire Maryam) - Public Domain Orthodox Painting

Details: Created under King Yohannes (1667–1682) or King Iyyasu I (1682–1706), this manuscript in the First Gonderine style—with bold outlines and a rich palette—includes 32 painted scenes narrating the miracles performed by the Virgin Mary, a series intended to guide weekly devotion. These codified “Miracles of...

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