PAINTED ICON STANDS/ICON CASES
During the 18th and 19th centuries, make their appearance the painted icon cases, reminders which pilgrims from the Holy Land bring back to their home lands. These are painted depictions of the Holy Pilgrimages of the Holy Land, where in a concise manner the Christian topography of the Holy Land is conveyed. The core of their iconography is the church of the Resurrection and around it there are the churches and monasteries inside and around Jerusalem, as well as the pilgrimages in the wider area of the Holy Land, which are in detail described and illustrated in the manuscripts and printed Icon stands/Icon cases of the 17th-19th cent. The pilgrimages are easily transported in the form of a roller and serve as illustrated pilgrimages' guidebooks, "photographic impressions" of the journey and spiritual link with Jerusalem at home worship.