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Questions about iconography...

Discussion in 'The Ancient Way - Eastern Orthodox' started by Michael G, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Lepomis

    Lepomis New Member

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    I’ve been looking for an icon of Nathan the Prophet. But I’ve never been able to find one. Do any exist?
     
  2. ArmyMatt

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    probably, although since he doesn't have a book, you might find him in the dome around the pantokrator
     
  3. ikonographics

    ikonographics In patience I waited patiently on the Lord

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    I've painted him in a wedding icon for a couple.
     
  4. ~Anastasia~

    ~Anastasia~ † Servant of God † Supporter CF Senior Ambassador

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    @ikonographics -

    You have St. Xenia! And you sell prints! I might have to be contacting you soon. My current icon of St. Xenia is about 1/2 x 3/4 " paper glued to aluminum, but I love her so she rides in my car with me. :)

    I wanted to ask about one of your icons? I think it's the Archangel Michael, and it looks like he's holding a swaddled infant (a soul?) in his right hand, a sword in his left, and it looks like he's standing in water with a bottle with a piece of paper in it floating by his feet? Can I ask what that is depicting? I don't think I've ever seen anything like that. Thanks!
     
  5. GoingByzantine

    GoingByzantine Seeking the Narrow Road Supporter

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    This question popped into my head earlier whilst I was working.

    How do iconographers create icons of saints from which we have no known images or records of how they appeared during their time on this earth?
     
  6. ~Anastasia~

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    (I don't know the answer from an iconographer's point of view, but I know sometimes they have been given faces through dreams.)
     
  7. ikonographics

    ikonographics In patience I waited patiently on the Lord

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    Strange I replied to your post yesterday and it disappeared...so I'll try again...

    If you're interested I make pendants/ keyrings/ magnets etc on Zazzle. If you're interested in a particular icon on something let me know and I can make it.

    That icon is a copy of the miraculous icon of Archangel Michael Panormitis on the island of Symi. You can throw a bottle into the sea anywhere in the world, with names and a "Tama" (vow) and it will reach the monastery. That is why I painted the bottle in the icon. He is holding a soul in his hand because he is known to help at the hour of death.
     
  8. ~Anastasia~

    ~Anastasia~ † Servant of God † Supporter CF Senior Ambassador

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    Oh I like Zazzle. If I remember right it's the invitations that come printed on nice paper.

    Thank you for the info about the icon. I've never heard that story before. I think I'm going to have to read more. Very interesting!
     
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