This icon of St. Mary represents the iconodule belief that idolatry was not heresy and that the veneration of an image or icon was not the same as god worship.
This fragment of an icon represents the iconoclast's opinion on the blasphemy of icon worship and their mass destruction of religious icons during the centuries of the iconoclasm debates.
The cross represents the Holy Trinity and is included because both sides of the iconoclasm debate professed belief in the Holy Trinity and used it to denounce the other side as heretics.
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Maryhill Museum of Art
Benaki Museum of Greek Civilization
Museum of Russian Icons
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