Saturday, May 7, 2011

Byzantine micromosaic icon on auction

Breathtaking! And as always...I "stumbled" on this rare mosaic icon while looking for facts and images for another long post....which I hope to be able to post quite soon.

Description (timeline auctions text):

Circa 6-10th century AD. A ceramic mosaic icon mounted on a 17th-18th century AD Russian icon; the mosaic created with black and purple rectangular border depicting a female face in a green headdress on a cream background; the block with red pigmentation and gilded surround; sliding bar to rear.

To take a closer look and find out more about this exquisite work of art you should go to

If you intend to purchase it, please let me know. Really.


  1. syncronicity, I think thats what it is called, when you are thinking and looking for something and WOW it happens it appears in front of your eyes.
    I have been dreaming with micromosaics lately...
    lovely art!

  2. Oh, if only I had seen this before Antonella Gallenda's class!


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