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  • noun Plural form of iconostasis.


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  • Ornamental sculpture seems to be superior to statuary in Russia: it is abundantly practised in the decoration of churches; the innumerable chapels standing at the street corners in honour of some saint possess icons and lamps of bronze and silver; the iconostases of the cathedrals are extremely rich, -- gold, silver-gilt, silver, lapis-lazuli, malachite and enamel-work are lavishly employed there.

    Russia As Seen and Described by Famous Writers

  • The temple nave is crammed with religious objects, iconostases and icons, sacred portraits of solid gold with only the hands and faces coloured.

    From Pole to Pole A Book for Young People


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