4th-15th century AD.
The deep and mystic Byzantium spirit expressed with it’s sacred art and the exact response there is existing in relation to wealth of the scriptures.
The art of iconography of the Eastern Orthodox church is sacramental and has a spiritual purpose.
The sacramental icon has theological meaning to elevate the viewer from a perishable world in the spirit world of the kingdom of God.
The sacramental icon the holy faces depicted in corruption. The beauty in this art is spiritual and not carnal.
The pigments are mostly earthly mineral mixed with vinegar and egg.
The same technique and materials are still used today in the Byzantine icons either on a wooden substrate or on the wall (on canvas).
The gold depth of the icons is 22 carat gold leaf.