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I like it as well. The bottom half gives me Chinese watercolor vibes.
 

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HaydenTE said:
I like it as well. The bottom half gives me Chinese watercolor vibes.
I want it framed with an on/off switch to play sounds of digital water flowing.
 

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In Dominika's set, I am curious as to why, in one icon, the Lord appears dark blue. Does that indicate humility?

Also, who is the saint carrying the square frame?
 

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biro said:
Okay, sorry.
No problem. It's a bizarre way to depict him, I can understand why one wouldn't think it was him.
 

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Not an icon, strictly speaking. It's from a 13th Century manuscript.

The Theotokos punches the devil in the face.

 

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Any student of martial arts can spot the Immaculate Fist technique a mile away. It's her signature move. Shaw Bros even made a whole series of movies about it.
 

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^^ it's common in the icons of Christ's prayer in Gethesemene:




Coming back to the general topic of strangeness, stuff by Greta Leśko:










 

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Is this one of the occasions where Christ as an angel is acceptable? Or is this one uncanonical?
 

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RaphaCam said:
Dominika said:
This is incredibly cute. I can get the identity of the five men and what they're holding (Daniel 9, Ezechiel and the doors of the prince, Isaiah 7, David and Psalm 2, Moses and the burning bush), but does anyone have any idea of what is written in the strips?
They are in Bohairic; I haven't teased out what the one draped across the Lord says, but the top two say something like:

ⲟⲩϣⲫⲏⲣⲓ ⲙⲡⲁⲣⲁⲇⲟⲝⲟⲛ ⲕⲁⲧⲁ ⲛⲓⲥⲙⲏⲓ ⲙⲡⲣⲟⲫⲏⲧⲓⲕⲟⲛ
A paradoxical wonder according to the prophetic words:

ⲡⲓϫⲓⲛⲙⲓⲥⲓ ⲙⲡⲁⲣⲑⲉⲛⲓⲕⲟⲛ ⲟⲩⲟϩ ⲛⲛⲁⲕϩⲓ ⲙⲡⲉⲩⲙⲁⲧⲓⲕⲟⲛ
The virginal birth and spiritual travails.

I studied Sahidic a lot more than I did Bohairic, and I'm a bit rusty...



 

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MalpanaGiwargis said:
RaphaCam said:
Dominika said:
This is incredibly cute. I can get the identity of the five men and what they're holding (Daniel 9, Ezechiel and the doors of the prince, Isaiah 7, David and Psalm 2, Moses and the burning bush), but does anyone have any idea of what is written in the strips?
They are in Bohairic; I haven't teased out what the one draped across the Lord says, but the top two say something like:

ⲟⲩϣⲫⲏⲣⲓ ⲙⲡⲁⲣⲁⲇⲟⲝⲟⲛ ⲕⲁⲧⲁ ⲛⲓⲥⲙⲏⲓ ⲙⲡⲣⲟⲫⲏⲧⲓⲕⲟⲛ
A paradoxical wonder according to the prophetic words:

ⲡⲓϫⲓⲛⲙⲓⲥⲓ ⲙⲡⲁⲣⲑⲉⲛⲓⲕⲟⲛ ⲟⲩⲟϩ ⲛⲛⲁⲕϩⲓ ⲙⲡⲉⲩⲙⲁⲧⲓⲕⲟⲛ
The virginal birth and spiritual travails.

I studied Sahidic a lot more than I did Bohairic, and I'm a bit rusty...
"Pijinmisi" is a hymn in our Church.  It's the other way around: "The virgin birth and spiritual travails; a paradoxical wonder according to the prophetic words."

The one on Christ says "Pihi-eeb ente efNouti afi epikosmos" (The Lamb of God came into the world.)

Then the prophets: Daniel chapter 9; Isaiah chapter 7; and Psalm 2
 

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This wall-painting in the Koncha-Zaspa chapel of the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko supposedly depicts his family as Roman patricians.
 
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