Proskynetarion

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So-called Warsaw Proskynetarion (c. 1795), National Museum in Warsaw

A proskynetarion (Greek προσκυνητάριον (from: προσκύνησις) meaning "oratory" or "place of worship", plural proskynetaria) is a monumental Orthodox icon usually of Christ, the Virgin, or the patron saint of a church. It was normally placed on the piers separating the parts of a templon in a Byzantine church. They were usually made of mosaic or fresco in a marble frame. Proskynetaria of patron saints were often in the narthex or on the nave walls.

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