Icons in Early Christianity
This wood carving shows Mary and her son Jesus. The image of Jesus is one of a older boy or young man but set to a smaller size to be held in his mothers arms.
This representation of Christ and his Mother actually shows Jesus in an image closer to that of an infant.
This image of mother and son is shows a closer resemblance to that of an infant but appears to drawn in a fashion that makes him look older in the face.
This image of Christ shows him on a high set chair, looking as if to teach or instruct, wearing modest robes of Purple and Blue.
This image of Christ is starkly different than the previous one, showing Christ as a King or High Ranking priest in the Byzantine crown and robes he is wearing.
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The Walters Art Museum
Monastery of St. John the Theologian, Patmos, Greece
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
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