If anyone is in the Washington DC area, this exhibition is running until March 2nd, then it travels to LA.
"The objects in the show include icons, mosaics, jewelry embroideries, illuminated books, and frescoes. New York Times posted an article."
The rare Theotokos on your right, which is included in the show, is from the Byzantine Museum in Greece. "Its large dimensions and its splendor reveal that it was intended for an important ecclesiastical monument."
A photo gallery of images demonstrates how the museum restores and copies pieces such as this one.
About this icon:
"Tradition preserves different versions of how the icon was discovered. One relates that after the capture of Constantinople it was carried by the sea, along with the miraculous icon of the Virgin Pantovasilissa, to Triglia, where it was retrieved by nuns. According to another version, the icon was found by a Turk, who handed it over to the Christians."
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