There is a rich history and deep symbolic meaning associated with icons.
Icons are considered to be "The Gospel" in paint.
Some icons are frequently covered with metal covers made from silver or gold with ornate
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union many icons have found there way out of Russia and
are available for sale.
Kestutis Mickevicuis is one the best antique dealers in Vilnius and is collection
of icons from around the world is outstanding.
Here are a few of my favorites.