Folding icon is an icon, which consists from several folding parts, with the holy image on each one or on the central part.
Stone carving art
Stone carving art, or the art of stone carving, was originated in the most ancient times and is one of the earliest manifestations of material culture, when the stone was the main material for making many objects needed in everyday life.
Glyptics is one of the most ancient forms of art
Art of creating images on a semi-precious and precious stones, or gemmas (glipts).
Stone figures, three-dimensional mosaic, blocked or polychrome sculpture – these are all different names for multi-colored gemstone carving sculpture made of various kinds of ornamental stone. In simple terms, these are the figures of people or fantastic characters, in which different types of natural stones are connected into the unified sculptural composition.
Valentin Skurlov, expert in evaluation of pieces and researcher-consultant of Faberge in the Russian department of the auction house Christi's, tells about stone-cutting“Bagulnik” workshop where Sergey Falkin was started his art business.
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