Thursday, August 24, 2006

the finished icon

When everything is painted the inscription of the icon has to be written. It names the person(s) which the icon shows. Normally the inscription is written in Greek or Slavonic - but one also can write it in the language of the country where the icon will stay. Here it is written in German saying "Heiliger Christophorus" (St. Christopher).

You see here a detail of the icon. Christ always has a cross in his halo and the inscription in Greek or Slawonic: O ON - "The One who is".