Byzantine Icons

Byzantine Icons.

As in the icon I included that represents Christ, the Virgin and Child would have been one of the most common images used for icons. I included this as I thought it was a different take on the mosaic icons, being a sculpted figure.
One of the most common images used as an icon was the image of Jesus Christ. I chose this one as it was a little earlier image, and this would have been an image that the iconoclasts wold have grown up around and been exposed to.
Though this piece is not necessarily form the time period of the iconoclast crisis, the simple from of the Holy Cross was one of the few images left protected by the iconoclasts, and I thought this image represented well.
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