'for the Lord sees not as man sees; man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart'
A fascinating icon, Terra, and thank you for posting it. Could you or any readers explain the meaning of the different elements, though? I'd be very interesting to learn what they all mean.
I'm not an expert on these things Cardinal, just came across it and thought it attractive and pertinetn to the feast - it is the childbirth scene of St John.
Could you please provide the U.R.L. of the icon's original website, or its title? I'm really intrigued by it; I'd like to see what I can find out about it by Google or Wikipedia or whatever.
I'm not entirely sure where it came from I'm afraid - I have a very large collection of icon reproductions i've collected up over time, and a quick look at most likely sites hasn't proved useful! But there are a couple of very similar pieces of iconography in this collectin here which you could use to follow the trail:http://www.biblical-art.com/biblicalsubject.asp?id_biblicalsubject=398&pagenum=2
Thank you, Terra, I'll check that link out.
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