About Travel Icons

Handmade Diptychs have been used for centuries by Christians as traveling icons to help them pray while away from home.  These diptychs are mounted on fine Wisconsin walnut with brass hinges and clasps (no clasp on XS).  The XS are mounted on 3/8” stock and the S and ML are mounted on 3/4” stock.

Three-paneled handmade Triptychs have also been used by the faithful for centuries for devotions and prayers when traveling.  Here we show four triptychs: a modern Greek Deisis, or Supplicating triptych; the Rublev triptych with three of this most famous Russian iconographer’s icons, all originally from a 15th c. iconostasis at Svenigorod; and another Deisis triptych, these  16th c. icons originally from Dionysiou Monastery on Mount Athos.  The fourth Triptych is a replica of an ornate Triptych of Russian enamel and gold work.