In Orthodox Christian style of iconography the images are not painted entirely realistically. They are not real portraits of Christ or Virgin as a human persons in a flesh. Icons should reveal the Divine Truth of existed persons or events. It is why the most of orthodox icons
and especially Greek icons use symbolism as a major technique. Symbolism allowed the icon
to present real world in a simple way, explaining theology in a possible method to understand complicate questions.
The combination of a traditional icon image and new "state of the art" printing techniques creates an almost perfect looking hand painted icon.
Under guidance of a master icon "writer" (painter), the media technician manually and meticulously creates the image by series of screens or layers through which the paint is applied to the surface. Often they are enhanced with the application of gold leaf. The result is a brilliantly hued icon that retains its beauty for a lifetime.
These icons were made in Greece.