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Ethiopian Wood Icon

Ethiopian Wood Icon

Regular price $125.00 USD
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This two panel-hand-painted and carved Ethiopian Icon shows two very traditional and popular icon images: St. Mary with Her Beloved Son flanked by the archangels St. Michael and St. Gabriel, evoking a sense of sacredness and devotion. and Saint George vanquishing a dragon, symbolizing the triumph of good over evil.

Ethiopian icons are a sacred form of art that tell stories about God, angels, saints, people, and animals. Most often painted on wood, these icons were uséd originally as illustrated Bibles by itinerant priests spreading Christianity.




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