Icon painted with egg tempera, with gilding, on a wooden panel faced with linen and gesso. Subject: the 'Triumph of Orthodoxy' (the Restoration of Images to Byzantium after Iconoclasm in AD 843). In the centre of the upper register is a representation of

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Icon painted with egg tempera, with gilding, on a wooden panel faced with linen and gesso. Subject: the 'Triumph of Orthodoxy' (the Restoration of Images to Byzantium after Iconoclasm in AD 843). In the centre of the upper register is a representation of

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  • Icon painted with egg tempera, with gilding, on a wooden panel faced with linen and gesso. Subject: the 'Triumph of Orthodoxy' (the Restoration of Images to Byzantium after Iconoclasm in AD 843). In the centre of the upper register is a representation of

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  • Icon painted with egg tempera, with gilding, on a wooden panel faced with linen and gesso. Subject: the 'Triumph of Orthodoxy' (the Restoration of Images to Byzantium after Iconoclasm in AD 843). In the centre of the upper register is a representation of the Hodegetria icon, which was believed to have been painted by St Luke; to the left stand the Regent, Theodora, and her young son, the emperor Michael III, both in imperial regalia; to the right stand Methodios, the Patriarch of Constantinople, and three monastic supporters of the Iconophile cause. In the lower register are eleven historical Iconophile figures, some of them holding small icons. Seven of the figures can be identified as (from left to right): St Theodosia (1), St Theophanes the Confessor (5), St Theodore the Studite (6), St Theodore and St Theophanes, the Graptoi (7 and 8), St Theophylaktos (10) and St Arsakios (11). Raking light image, lit from bottom edge, to emphasise the  raised original integral frame edge of the panel

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  • Icon painted with egg tempera, with gilding, on a wooden panel faced with linen and gesso. Subject: the 'Triumph of Orthodoxy' (the Restoration of Images to Byzantium after Iconoclasm in AD 843). In the centre of the upper register is a representation of the Hodegetria icon, which was believed to have been painted by St Luke; to the left stand the Regent, Theodora, and her young son, the emperor Michael III, both in imperial regalia; to the right stand Methodios, the Patriarch of Constantinople, and three monastic supporters of the Iconophile cause. In the lower register are eleven historical Iconophile figures, some of them holding small icons. Seven of the figures can be identified as (from left to right): St Theodosia (1), St Theophanes the Confessor (5), St Theodore the Studite (6), St Theodore and St Theophanes, the Graptoi (7 and 8), St Theophylaktos (10) and St Arsakios (11). Reverse of panel showing condition, with wood worm damage, old glue consolidant residues and attached non-original restraining battens.

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  • Detail of top left corner before conservation March 2007, showing overhang of painted surface as a result of loss to wooden panel through wood worm activity. Icon painted with egg tempera, with gilding, on a wooden panel faced with linen and gesso. Subject: the 'Triumph of Orthodoxy' (the Restoration of Images to Byzantium after Iconoclasm in AD 843). In the centre of the upper register is a representation of the Hodegetria icon, which was believed to have been painted by St Luke; to the left stand the Regent, Theodora, and her young son, the emperor Michael III, both in imperial regalia; to the right stand Methodios, the Patriarch of Constantinople, and three monastic supporters of the Iconophile cause. In the lower register are eleven historical Iconophile figures, some of them holding small icons. Seven of the figures can be identified as (from left to right): St Theodosia (1), St Theophanes the Confessor (5), St Theodore the Studite (6), St Theodore and St Theophanes, the Graptoi (7 and 8), St Theophylaktos (10) and St Arsakios (11).

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  • Detail of bottom right corner before conservation March 2007, showing loss to wooden panel and painted surface through wood worm activity. Icon painted with egg tempera, with gilding, on a wooden panel faced with linen and gesso. Subject: the 'Triumph of Orthodoxy' (the Restoration of Images to Byzantium after Iconoclasm in AD 843). In the centre of the upper register is a representation of the Hodegetria icon, which was believed to have been painted by St Luke; to the left stand the Regent, Theodora, and her young son, the emperor Michael III, both in imperial regalia; to the right stand Methodios, the Patriarch of Constantinople, and three monastic supporters of the Iconophile cause. In the lower register are eleven historical Iconophile figures, some of them holding small icons. Seven of the figures can be identified as (from left to right): St Theodosia (1), St Theophanes the Confessor (5), St Theodore the Studite (6), St Theodore and St Theophanes, the Graptoi (7 and 8), St Theophylaktos (10) and St Arsakios (11).

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  • Detail of top left edge during conservation March 2007, to support overhang of painted surface with japanese paper fills.  Icon painted with egg tempera, with gilding, on a wooden panel faced with linen and gesso. Subject: the 'Triumph of Orthodoxy' (the Restoration of Images to Byzantium after Iconoclasm in AD 843). In the centre of the upper register is a representation of the Hodegetria icon, which was believed to have been painted by St Luke; to the left stand the Regent, Theodora, and her young son, the emperor Michael III, both in imperial regalia; to the right stand Methodios, the Patriarch of Constantinople, and three monastic supporters of the Iconophile cause. In the lower register are eleven historical Iconophile figures, some of them holding small icons. Seven of the figures can be identified as (from left to right): St Theodosia (1), St Theophanes the Confessor (5), St Theodore the Studite (6), St Theodore and St Theophanes, the Graptoi (7 and 8), St Theophylaktos (10) and St Arsakios (11).

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  • Detail of top left edge after conservation March 2007, to support overhang of painted surface with japanese paper fills. Icon painted with egg tempera, with gilding, on a wooden panel faced with linen and gesso. Subject: the 'Triumph of Orthodoxy' (the Restoration of Images to Byzantium after Iconoclasm in AD 843). In the centre of the upper register is a representation of the Hodegetria icon, which was believed to have been painted by St Luke; to the left stand the Regent, Theodora, and her young son, the emperor Michael III, both in imperial regalia; to the right stand Methodios, the Patriarch of Constantinople, and three monastic supporters of the Iconophile cause. In the lower register are eleven historical Iconophile figures, some of them holding small icons. Seven of the figures can be identified as (from left to right): St Theodosia (1), St Theophanes the Confessor (5), St Theodore the Studite (6), St Theodore and St Theophanes, the Graptoi (7 and 8), St Theophylaktos (10) and St Arsakios (11).

    Side : left

  • Detail of top left corner after conservation March 2007, to support overhang of painted surface with japanese paper fills. Icon painted with egg tempera, with gilding, on a wooden panel faced with linen and gesso. Subject: the 'Triumph of Orthodoxy' (the Restoration of Images to Byzantium after Iconoclasm in AD 843). In the centre of the upper register is a representation of the Hodegetria icon, which was believed to have been painted by St Luke; to the left stand the Regent, Theodora, and her young son, the emperor Michael III, both in imperial regalia; to the right stand Methodios, the Patriarch of Constantinople, and three monastic supporters of the Iconophile cause. In the lower register are eleven historical Iconophile figures, some of them holding small icons. Seven of the figures can be identified as (from left to right): St Theodosia (1), St Theophanes the Confessor (5), St Theodore the Studite (6), St Theodore and St Theophanes, the Graptoi (7 and 8), St Theophylaktos (10) and St Arsakios (11).

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  • Detail of left edge after conservation March 2007, to support overhang of painted surface with japanese paper fills. Icon painted with egg tempera, with gilding, on a wooden panel faced with linen and gesso. Subject: the 'Triumph of Orthodoxy' (the Restoration of Images to Byzantium after Iconoclasm in AD 843). In the centre of the upper register is a representation of the Hodegetria icon, which was believed to have been painted by St Luke; to the left stand the Regent, Theodora, and her young son, the emperor Michael III, both in imperial regalia; to the right stand Methodios, the Patriarch of Constantinople, and three monastic supporters of the Iconophile cause. In the lower register are eleven historical Iconophile figures, some of them holding small icons. Seven of the figures can be identified as (from left to right): St Theodosia (1), St Theophanes the Confessor (5), St Theodore the Studite (6), St Theodore and St Theophanes, the Graptoi (7 and 8), St Theophylaktos (10) and St Arsakios (11).

    Side : left

  • Icon painted with egg tempera, with gilding, on a wooden panel faced with linen and gesso. Subject: the 'Triumph of Orthodoxy' (the Restoration of Images to Byzantium after Iconoclasm in AD 843). In the centre of the upper register is a representation of the Hodegetria icon, which was believed to have been painted by St Luke; to the left stand the Regent, Theodora, and her young son, the emperor Michael III, both in imperial regalia; to the right stand Methodios, the Patriarch of Constantinople, and three monastic supporters of the Iconophile cause. In the lower register are eleven historical Iconophile figures, some of them holding small icons. Seven of the figures can be identified as (from left to right): St Theodosia (1), St Theophanes the Confessor (5), St Theodore the Studite (6), St Theodore and St Theophanes, the Graptoi (7 and 8), St Theophylaktos (10) and St Arsakios (11).

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  • Icon painted with egg tempera, with gilding, on a wooden panel faced with linen and gesso. Subject: the 'Triumph of Orthodoxy' (the Restoration of Images to Byzantium after Iconoclasm in AD 843). In the centre of the upper register is a representation of

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  • Icon painted with egg tempera, with gilding, on a wooden panel faced with linen and gesso. Subject: the 'Triumph of Orthodoxy' (the Restoration of Images to Byzantium after Iconoclasm in AD 843). In the centre of the upper register is a representation of

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  • Icon painted with egg tempera, with gilding, on a wooden panel faced with linen and gesso. Subject: the 'Triumph of Orthodoxy' (the Restoration of Images to Byzantium after Iconoclasm in AD 843). In the centre of the upper register is a representation of

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  • Icon painted with egg tempera, with gilding, on a wooden panel faced with linen and gesso. Subject: the 'Triumph of Orthodoxy' (the Restoration of Images to Byzantium after Iconoclasm in AD 843). In the centre of the upper register is a representation of

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