Wednesday, July 19, 2006

40 Martyrs of Sebaste




I saw this large icon of the 40 Martyrs of Sebaste in the Ethnographic Museum in Mestia, Svanetia, Georgia. It is 12th Century, painted in the Svanetian style, and one of my favorites.

2 comments:

s-p said...

Awesome... imagine, we have icons older than all the denominations of Western Christianity...

DebD said...

What a beautiful icon. Their martyrdom story is one of my fav. Even hubby was impressed.

Deb