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religious work of art, generally a panel painting, in Eastern Christianity
For graphical computer icons see Category:Icons.

In art, the term Icon (from Greek εικων, eikon, "image") commonly refers to religious paintings in Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, and Eastern-rite Catholic jurisdictions. In churches, icons are commonly displayed on an iconostasis.

In a broader sense, icons are artistic visual representations or symbols of anything considered holy and divine, such as God, saints or deities. An icon could be a painting (including relief painting), sculpture, or mosaic, but usually it is tempera on the wood plank.

The Iconostasis 17th/18th cent, Historic Museum in Sanok, Poland



Main gallery: Iconostasis.


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