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Seller: Top-Rated Seller wahoo_woman (17,724) 100%, Location: Lynchburg, Virginia, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 223014625867 VINTAGE COPY of a HOLY ICON using an ANCIENT ART TECHNIQUE (HCH-783-9) From GREECEA Holy ICON - a painting of Jesus Christ or another holy figures, typically in a traditional style on wood, venerated and used as an aid to devotion in the Byzantine and other Eastern Churches.Using the GREEK Ancient Technique of BYZANTINE ART with GOLD LEAF"... in the sacred paintings of the time, the sky was made using gold leaf, and this was called "gold-ground” painting; this technique reached its height around 1300, first in Italy and the Byzantine Empire, and then other European countries. Another widespread application for gold leaf was that of halos, which were used in iconoclastic representations to distinguish the sacred figures, but in some cases, especially in Greece, to depict commanders and heroes as well. Another widespread application for gold leaf was that of halos, which were used in iconoclastic representations to distinguish the sacred figures, but in some cases, especially in Greece, to depict commanders and heroes as well..."This is a COPY of an AUTHENTIC BYZANTINE ART Piece where LITHOGRAPHY Process worked out by experienced Craftsman on WOOD with Sheets of GOLDSubjects appear to be two Holy Men (Title is painted across the wooden block top on the Gold but I cannot translate)On the Back is a description of the Art, Process, and a stamped SEAL (see photos #7 - #11)In the 1950's my parents brought this piece back from a trip to the Greek Islands as an unusual and lasting souvenir. It can be hung on a Wall or rest on a Table! Size Block - 4.75" vertical by 3.50" width by 1" thickWeighs under 1 lb when packaged carefully for mailingCondition Excellent VintageNo BoxPlease examine ALL PICTURES Carefully (CLICKING on the LARGER PHOTO brings up an ENHANCED SLIDE-SHOW of ALL PHOTOS) Wahoo's House is SMOKE FREE but since most items are from Estate --- Yard --- House Sales, Environmental Issues such as Smoke --- Dust --- Pets are UNKNOWNPayment Methods PayPal PickUpShipping & Handling Both US and INTERNATIONAL Shipping costs are determined by the USPS Calculator on the US Postal Service Web Site. Cost is mainly based on Package WEIGHT and SIZE, the Zip code or FOREIGN Country, and the Service (PRIORITY vs FLAT RATE vs STANDARD vs FIRST CLASS vs MEDIA)Handling Charge is $2.00 for US Buyers and covers Tracking and Insurance for most US Packages (Included in shipping cost quote shown on the Listing)INTERNATIONAL Bidders - If GLOBAL SHIPPING Program has not shown the SHIPPING COST to your COUNTRY, then please contact me for a S&H Quote BEFORE BIDDING or BUYINGReduced Combined Shipping on Multiple Purchases within 7 DaysContact Buyer will be contacted or Invoiced within 24 hours of Auction Close (usually within 12 hours) Payment must be received within 3 days of Auction Close Item will ship within 3 business days after payment is received and cleared through PayPal I leave feedback after the item ships and would appreciate your feedback upon its arrival If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please email me through Ebay's ASK A QUESTION at the bottom of this listing page Recent Emails/Feedbacks I received the clock today. I just wanted to say thank you for your prompt responses and quick shipping. I am very pleased with the clock and it looks great in the room. Thanks again and best of luck. -Jeremy I received the refund on my pay-pal account! Thank you so much for your professionalism. I am glad we could come to agreement and I have already left you positive feedback! Sincerely, Patrick The LIMOGE TeaSet arrived this morning in Columbia!!! gorgeous!!! And a a big hit. My housekeeper went nuts over it. I sent great feedback for you, ALM Hi,Ann! We just want to let you know we received the books today...thank you so much for waiting to ship them and then the fast shipment...we wanted to ensure someone was going to be here to receive the books! My wife loves them..they are bringing back memories of her childhood (now we are telling our age..:) It was a pleasure doing business with you..we will definitely leave you well deserve positive feedback! Thanks again...we see you are from Virginia as well! All the Best, Scott Hi... The wonderful booklet/calendar arrived this morning. It is exceptional and my appreciation!!! Best Regards... Glen Dear Ann, I am so happy to have recieved the 1962 Dick and Jane Readers Jr & Primer set thru Grade 2. I am a remedial reading teacher and these are the best books I have ever had to help little children catch on to reading. Sincerely, Sharon Hi Ann, I liked the Old Man Pennant I bought from you so much. I bought this Cog rail one also, Thanks Very Much, Bruce Recieved the map today. THANK YOU for wrapping it inside the mailer... the flap glue stuck to the inside paper (the newsprint) and by your thinking ahead and wrapping it - you saved the map!! I am so happy with it! Thank you very much! Lisa Check my feedback and bid with confidence! Please email me through EBAY with any questions prior to bidding. Only bid if you intend to buy. I have tried to describe the item as accurately as possible. Please examine the photograph(s) carefully as I consider them part of the item description Enjoy the auction and GOOD LUCK! Condition: VERY GOOD / PURCHASED in CRETE GREECE, Material: WOOD

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