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Dog-headed icon.

Postby Justice » Sat 10 March 2018 10:16 pm

Can anyone explain the background on this icon of St. Christopher?

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Re: Dog-headed icon.

Postby Maria » Sun 11 March 2018 6:23 am

This does not look right.

I would like to see an explanation.
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Re: Dog-headed icon.

Postby Bishop_Irineos » Sun 11 March 2018 6:06 pm

Maria wrote:This does not look right.

I would like to see an explanation.



Start here:

https://www.orthodoxartsjournal.org/the ... ristopher/

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Re: Dog-headed icon.

Postby Justice » Sun 11 March 2018 10:00 pm

Bishop_Irineos wrote:
Maria wrote:This does not look right.

I would like to see an explanation.



Start here:

https://www.orthodoxartsjournal.org/the ... ristopher/

Thank you your Grace, this helped a lot.

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Re: Dog-headed icon.

Postby Barbara » Sat 17 March 2018 8:10 pm

I am glad someone was able to answer this : I had no idea what to think. I beginning to think that the dog head was looking like a jackal, which sounds most unpleasant.


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