Religious icon portraits are usually painted on a flat
surface such as wood or ivory. Before
the Russian Revolution, icons were placed in the churches and taken with armies
into battle. The portraits would be
highly reverenced but only Christ’s image could be
adored. All the world’s major religions revere saints but in different ways.
For artists and musicians, the story of Mary
has always been a favorite subject and one of the most important inspirations
of the Christian
Religion. The Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus, lived quietly and humbly in Nazareth and gave birth to Jesus in a stable at Bethlehem. The sufferings of Jesus
brought great sorrow into Mary’s life
and little is known of her later life following His crucifixion.
You will find various Greek icons, Russian icons, and South American icons featuring beautiful religious scenes. These icons make great gift for any occasions, especially during religious holidays.
Also, Click HERE to view other religious artifacts and antiquities, and groups of icons offered at special values.