Icons (10 Subjects)
Icon of Saint Michael Archangel from Coptic church of Alexandria.
Byzantine icon found among the ruins of Sepphoris or Diocaesarea (today Tzippori).
Relief of angel and coat of arms of Grand Master Émery d'Amboise, from D'Amboise Gate. Ottoman inscription from the same gate (“There is no god but God, Muhammad is the messenger of God."). Relief of Virgin with infant and coat of arms of Grand Master Pierre d'Aubusson, discovered in the Jewish quarter and kept at the Franciscan monastery in Rhodes. Coat of arms of the Knights Hospitaller from the medieval town. Latin inscription «In convertendo inimicum meum retrorsum infirmabuntur et peribunt a facie tua» (Psalms 9:3 “When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence”), referring to the siege of Rhodes by the Ottomans.
Icons: 1. Deesis. 2. Saint George, Saint Isidorus and Saint Demetrius.
Image of the Vrefokratousa (Virgin holding infant Jesus).
Christ Crucified from the Church of Panagia stin Petra, which was built on the site of the temple of Artemis Agrotera by Ilissus river.
The Virgin of Iber (Bleeding Vrefokratousa). The icon was kept at the Gate of the Resurrection (today part of the Red Square) in Moscow. According to the tradition, the Virgin bleeds because she was stabbed in the cheek by an iconoclast.
Icon of Virgin Vrefokratousa Tricherousa (three-handed).
Icons seen by the author in Russia.
Icons of Indian deities worshiped by the Kalmyk nomads of the Caucasus.