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Kivot for Madrid

This large kivot, or icon casing, has just arrived at St Mary Magdalene’s Russian Orthodox Church in Madrid. It has been made to house a large icon of the church’s namesake, and the carving at the base depicts her encounter with the risen Christ, the new Adam, in the garden. At the top of the frame the words ‘Christ is Risen’ are carved and gilded in Spanish and Slavonic. I worked with cabinetmaker Dylan Hartley, who did a superb job building the frame in oak.