ICONS
  
     




ICON of the DORMITION
Owner S S
REF: 2011/03

Beautifully carved/ornate wooden icon/egg tempera

Brought to Castellorizo in 1821 by Father Yanni PAPAIOANOU who became a Priest on the island and raised a family there. Has been handed down through the family since that time.

Condition report: Crack in the centre of the icon and some egg tempera missing off the lower part of the icon.

Measurements: 25 cm across and 31 cm long


 











 










ICONS

An icon (from Greek εἰκών eikōn "image") is a religious work of art, most commonly a painting, from Eastern Christianity and in certain Eastern Catholic churches. More broadly the term 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, as in semiotics; by extension, icon is also used, particularly in modern culture, in the general sense of symbol — i.e. a name, face, picture, edifice or even a person readily recognized as having some well-known significance or embodying certain qualities: one thing, an image or depiction, that represents something else of greater significance through literal or figurative meaning, usually associated with religious, cultural, political, or economic standing.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 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. Comparable images from Western Christianity are generally not described as "icons", although "iconic" may be used to describe a static style of devotional image.



ICON ON LEFT

ICON of SAINT MARK
Owner M P
REF: 2011/13

Icon in wooden frame with glass front

The Icon originally came from Castellorizo with the family of George Kakulas and was given to Mark Papanastasiou by his Godfather G Kakulas on the occasion of his Christening at St Constantine and Helene in Feb 1953.

Overall good condition with some damage to the top of the frame of the icon.

Measurements: 26 cm x 32 cm x 4 cm depth

 

 

ICON ON LEFT

ICON OF SAINT ANTHONY THE GREAT
(Agios Andoni)
OWNER N Z
REF:2011/08

Wood and egg tempera in wooden frame

This icon was given by the Marazas ( Magdalini) family as a wedding gift to Nicholas Zounis' aunty (his father Nikita Zounis' sister) Kiryiakoula and her husband Kyriakou Stavros Pantazis in 1929.

Inscribed date of 1864 though hard to read

Condition report: Some Damaged egg tempera.

Measurements: None recorded



ICON ON LEFT

ICON - IMAGE OF THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST
OWNER N P
REF: 2011/11

Wooden Icon egg tempera

Brought from Castellorizo in 1925 and it belonged to Mrs Polixeny Yiannakis and it was gifted to her from her godmother Mrs Zafira Moursella.

Inscribed date of 1864 though hard to read

Condition report: Excellent condition

Measurements: 20 cm wide x 25 cm long


ICON ON LEFT

ICON - POSSIBLY RUSSIAN
OWNER N P
REF: 2011/12

Metal fronted icon enclosed in wooden case

This icon belonged to Nina Pitsikas' father and it is believed to have come originally from Russia to Castellorizo . The icon was given to Nina's parents when they married in 1927. But the icon is believed to have come to Australia earlier in 1917.

Condition report: Very good condition

Measurements: 24.5 cm wide and 29 cm long



ICON ON LEFT

ICON OF ARCHANGEL MICHAEL
OWNER M P
REF: 2011/45

Wooden Icon egg tempera

This icon believed to be circa 1875.

Condition report: Good condition

Measurements: 10 cm wide and 15 cm long








ICON ON LEFT

ICON - IMAGE OF THE DORMITION OF THE VIRGIN
OWNER N P
REF:2011/10

Wooden Icon egg tempera

Brought from Castellorizo to WA in 1925. The icon had belonged to Mrs PolixenyYiannakis and it was gifted to her from her mother Mrs Zafira Moursella.

Condition report: Good condition

Measurements: length 25 cm width 20 cm depth
2 cm






ICON ON LEFT

ICON - ARCHANGEL GABRIEL PRESENTING TO THE VIRGIN (ANNUNCIATION)
OWNER N P
REF: 2011/04

Wooden Icon/egg tempera

Nina Pitsikas' mother brought the icon to Australia in 1925. Possibly dates from late 19th century.

Condition report: Very good condition

Measurements: 21.5 cm length 16.5 wide 0.5 cm deep

 

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