A PORTABLE ICONOSTASIS

19th century

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Consisting of a central double panel and sixteen side panels, the central panel painted with Christ Enthroned, holding a book with an inscription in Slavonic "Come to me and be judged justly . . .", the dark oval mandorla is superimposed on a luminous red square of diamond shape, the corners depicting the symbols of the Four Evangelists who proclaimed the Gospels to the four ends of the earth, the upper section composed of the liturgy, the panels on either side with Apostles, Prophets, various named saints and the Cardinal Feasts of the Orthodox Church