- a partition or screen on which icons are placed, separating the sanctuary from the main part of the church.
Origin of iconostasis
Examples from the Web for iconostasis
Historical Examples of iconostasis
This resembles the Greek iconostasis, the screen on which the “icons” or sacred pictures are placed.
On the east is the Iconostasis, dividing the 'Holy of Holies' from the rest of the church.Jerusalem Explored, Volume I--Text
In front of the iconostasis was an "Entombment," surrounded with young grass amid which little lamps shone.
The iconostasis is of the seventeenth century; the paintings are covered with silver plates.
At Easter time two processional crosses of silver and a Resurrection banner decorate the church outside the iconostasis.
- Eastern Churches a screen with doors and icons set in tiers, which separates the bema (sanctuary) from the nave