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Iconostasis with four tiers of icons in Orthodox Church. (General view)
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General view of the church interior from the North.
An important requirement for the iconostasis is that it looks good in any consecration, regardless of the location of the light source: in front of the iconostasis or behind it.
ICONOSTASIS IN SAINT NICHOLAS ORTHODOX CHURCH
The word came from the Greek εἰκονοστάσι(-ον) (eikonostási(-on), which means "icon stand".
In Eastern Christianity, an iconostasis (Greek: εἰκονοστάσιον) is a wall of icons, separating the nave from the sanctuary in a church. The iconostasis evolved from the Byzantine temple, a process completed by the 15th century.
Particularly interesting was the work on the sketch of the iconostasis, which required me to study in detail the history of the Orthodox church and its decoration. I looked through more than a hundred different iconostasis, and I visited some old churches in Pskov district where old objects of worship were preserved. The challenge was that the customer wanted to see the large type of iconostasis, including four tiers of icons in comparably small temple.
Using for the iconostasis a thin steel sheet textured by arc welding, I referred to Byzantine and Russian icon cases made of thin silver or copper, thus linking modern techniques with traditions.
Besides the iconostasis, Altar, menorah, seven-candlestick, lampadas, chandeliers, throne, and credence table were also fabricated for the church.
Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church in the village Mezhniki, Leningrad Oblast, Russia.