Local Heart, Global Soul

August 31, 2014

Iconic Bling?

Filed under: ART,GREECE,Kissos - Church,PELION PENINSULAR,PHOTOGRAPHY — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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I’m sitting in the church in the village of Kissos, on the Pelion peninsular in Greece. Regular readers will know that I love detail so it will be no surprise to learn that after gazing at, and daydreaming about the amazing decorations on the ceiling, I find something at the base of one of the pillars that grabs my attention.

It looks like an icon, but at the same time not, because I always assumed that icons had to be painted, and this one seems to be stamped as an image into (silver?) or some sort of metal.  As I have seen previously with painted icons, the most detail is generally reserved for the face and area around the head of the person in the image, and this trend is followed in the metalwork icon as well.  Beautiful… captivating, let’s get a closer look.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

 

4 Comments »

  1. I love old icons. Russian friends of ours had one on their wall…

    Comment by kiwiskan — August 31, 2014 @ 1:33 am | Reply

  2. Very interesting!

    Comment by Carrie — August 31, 2014 @ 4:24 pm | Reply

  3. The detail is amazing.

    Comment by I used to be indecisive — September 1, 2014 @ 6:41 am | Reply


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