Today there are over five million Eastern Orthodox Christians in America. Many claim Greek descent and have maintained strong familial and cultural identities while assimilating into American life. This eikon (icon) of Saint John the Reader was brought to Richmond by a Greek family as an important item connected not only to their deep religious faith but as a tangible connection to their Greek roots.


  • Title: Eikon
  • Date Created: 1800/1900
  • Location: Richmond, Virginia
  • Location Created: Greece
  • Provenance: Lent by a Richmond family
  • Type: Painting

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