Paper icon mounted on wood with brass riza. 

Christ in Brass Riza

$10.00Price
  • 2.5" x 2.75"

  • This icon of Christ is covered with a brass riza. The practice of covering icons with a metal originated in Byzantine art. The riza was a symbol of honor and veneration but also helped protect icons from darkening due to candle smoke and insence. Paper icon mounted on wood with brass riza.