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Wooden Icons

An icon (from the Greek word for "image") is a religious work of art usually a painting, and is common in Eastern Christianity. In broader terms it is used in a wide number of contexts for an image, picture, or representation; it is a sign or likeness that stands for an object by signifying or representing it either concretely or by analogy. 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, painted on wood, 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 (nature spirits) 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. Russian icons are typically paintings on wood, often small, though some in churches and monasteries may be as large as a table top. Many religious homes in Russia have icons hanging on the wall in the krasny ugol, the "red" or "beautiful" corner (see Icon Corner). There is a rich history and elaborate religious symbolism associated with icons. In Russian churches, the nave is typically separated from the sanctuary by aniconostasis (Russian ikonostás) a wall of icons.

Religious Wood Icon Praying Mary - Jerusalem Stone

Religious Wood Icon Praying Mary - Jerusalem Stone

Genuine Handmade Holyland Religous Wood Icon with a Jerusalem Stone set in it direct from the Holy Land (HJW 5431) from the Terra Sancta Collection This is a genuine religious icon made out of wood with a represe...
$ 12.99
Religious Wood Icon Holy Mary Maria- Jerusalem Stone

Religious Wood Icon Holy Mary Maria- Jerusalem Stone

Genuine Handmade Holyland Religous Wood Icon with a Jerusalem Stone set in it direct from the Holy Land (HJW 7706) from the Terra Sancta Collection This is a genuine religious icon made out of wood with a represe...
$ 12.99
Religious Wood Icon - Holy Jesus - Jerusalem Stone

Religious Wood Icon - Holy Jesus - Jerusalem Stone

Genuine Handmade Holyland Religous Wood Icon with a Jerusalem Stone set in it direct from the Holy Land (HJW 5432) from the Terra Sancta Collection This is a genuine religious icon made out of wood with a represe...
$ 12.99
Religious Wood Icon - Holy Jesus & Mary - Jerusalem Stone

Religious Wood Icon - Holy Jesus & Mary - Jerusalem Stone

Genuine Handmade Holyland Religous Wood Icon with a Jerusalem Stone set in it direct from the Holy Land (HJW 5427) from the Terra Sancta Collection This is a genuine religious icon made out of wood with a represe...
$ 12.99
Religious Wood Icon - Holy Jesus - Jerusalem Stone

Religious Wood Icon - Holy Jesus - Jerusalem Stone

Genuine Handmade Holyland Religous Wood Icon with a Jerusalem Stone set in it direct from the Holy Land (HJW 5427) from the Terra Sancta Collection This is a genuine religious icon made out of wood with a represe...
$ 12.99