Lives of saints illustrated in online auction June 16

Arising from Eastern Orthodoxy are icons that carry rich histories and intricate religious symbolism. Depicting gospel scenes and the lives of saints, these ornate paintings remain faithful to the stories of Christ, the Virgin Mary and countless more. Jasper52 will conduct an online auction of nearly 200 painted icons as well as dozens of crucifixes and other Christian figures on Tuesday, June 16.

Greek icon depicting Saints Simon, Guriy and Aviv. The three were burned alive in the fourth century for spreading the gospel, 13.6in x 11.2in. Estimate: $700-$800. Jasper52 image

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