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Fall 1996


"Today, it requires an act of imagination to appreciate the integral role that Oklads Once played in the meaning of medieval icons such as Rublev' s Trinity. To visualize what the majority of early Russian icons must have looked like with their covers intact, we must turn to the private devotional icon of the 18th and 19th centuries, a source that is only now attracting the notice of scholars and collectors."


This article was originally published in The Post by the Hillwood Museum, volume 3, issue 2, in 1996.


Hillwood Museum



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