Icons

ICONS from ROMANIA and BULGARIA

Both Romania and Bulgaria are Orthodox Christian countries. In my visits to these countries in 2009 and 2010 respectively, the people in these countries appeared to be very religious.Reverse icon painting on glass seems to be specific to Romania. The process was begun in the 17th century in the village of Nicula in Transylvania which has a large monastery and is a place of pilgrimage. During the winter many Romanian peasant women painted these glass icons. Many of the icons have similar themes: Christ and the Eucharist, St. Nicolas, Elijah, St. George and the Dragon, the Madonna, the Crucifixion, The Last Supper, and the angels Michael and Gabriel.
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This very spectacular glass icon was bought at the monastery in Nicula from an Orthodox monk and is called The Mystical Wine press or Jesus and the Vines. It shows grapes growing from a vine out of Christ’s side and his hands squeezing grapes into a chalice. It is a pictorial representation of The Eucharist. I have a picture of the monk who sold the icon to me and have kept the original box he made from a piece of cardboard.

Product #195
Size: [14 x 12 in.]
$195 + Shipping $26 = $221

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This lovely glass icon of the Virgin Mary has an insert of the Crucifixion and angels. The gold seems to be gold leaf rather than gold paint.

Product #196
Size: [9 x 8 in.]
$120 + Shipping $22 = $142

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This is a finely detailed glass icon is of the Crucifixion with Mary, a grieving disciple and two angels. Again the gold seems to be gold leaf, not gold paint.

Product #197
Size: [8 x 6 in.]
$95 + Shipping $21 = $116

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This is a finely detailed glass icon of John the Baptist. Gold leaf seems to have been used for the halo.

Product #198
Size: [12 x 4 in.]
$115 + Shipping $22 = $137

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This glass icon is of St Nicholas with an insert of the three destitute sisters he saved from the fate of prostitution by giving them money.

Product #199
Size: [6 ½ x 4 ½ in.]
$90 + Shipping $19 = $109

 


This beautiful icon is hand painted on wood and appears to be very old. It depicts a Patriarch of Romania.

Product #200
Size: [5 ½ x 4 in.]
$90 + Shipping $17 = $107

 


This is a hand painted icon on wood of the Madonna and child from Bulgaria.

Product #201
Size: [6 ½ x 4 ½ in.]
$59 + Shipping $18 = $77

 


This is a hand painted icon of St. Nicholas

Product #202
Size: [5 ¾ x 3 in.]
$55 + Shipping $17 = $72

 


This beautiful metal relief picture of St. George and the Dragon has a rounded wooden frame and is from Bulgaria.

Product #203
Size: [6 ¼ x 5 in.]
$80 + Shipping $19 = $99

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This is a cloth reproduction of St. Nicholas with decorative metal borders is from Bulgaria. – Looks quite stunning on a wall.

Product #204
Size: [10 ¾ x 4 in.]
$39 + Shipping $10 = $49

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