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#1 Angie

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Posted 06 October 2014 - 05:06 AM

I have been trying to find and Icon that is vintage of the Mother of God.

 

I tried to add in here but for some reason its not letting me.

 

Its silver foil and the actual icon is underneath.  The face of Jesus and Panagia can be seen and there hands, the rest is covered in silver foil

 

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#2 Angie

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Posted 06 October 2014 - 05:11 AM

Here it is.  I have seen it, though its hard to find, I think vintage 1960,s not sure.  Seen a beautiful big one.  But I would love to buy one.

 

Thank you for your help

 

Angela


Edited by Angie, 06 October 2014 - 05:12 AM.


#3 Olga

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Posted 06 October 2014 - 02:58 PM

The icon print in the thumbnail is one of the most common there is. There's hardly a Greek church or Greek home (as well as plenty of Orthodox who are not Greek) that does not have one. Such prints are still very readily available from church shops and other places which sell paper icons.



#4 Angie

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Posted 07 October 2014 - 12:21 AM

Thanks Olga.  I have tried to find one but I cant.  Its the silver foil I am after.

 

I will keep looking though.



#5 Nathaniel Woon

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Posted 07 October 2014 - 03:18 PM

I think it is an icon of the Theotokos with a silver or silver plated riza that you are looking for,

#6 Angie

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Posted 07 October 2014 - 11:47 PM

Its more like a silver or gold foil



#7 Olga

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Posted 08 October 2014 - 02:04 AM

Angie, metal covers for icons are either individually made by skilled tradesmen for a specific icon (such as for well-known historic, painted icons), or are mass-produced in workshops to a template for a particular icon print. The latter are usually made of an inexpensive soft base metal which is then plated with silver, or a non-precious metal which resembles silver.

 

Metal the thickness of foil is too flimsy to keep its embossed shape, unless it is supported from underneath.

 

At any rate, the beauty of an icon comes not from any cover, but from what is painted or printed on it. Moreover, covering an icon with a metal cover, even a printed icon, robs the icon of the ability to truly express what it teaches.



#8 Angie

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Posted 08 October 2014 - 08:10 AM

Very true Olga, thank you.






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