« 2017. #5 (137)

The Ethnology Notebooks. 2017, 5 (137), 1072—1078

UDK 75.046­033.5(477.83)”18”:[39+745:069].(477­4)



Shpak Oksana Dmytrivna, Ph.D in Art Studies, senior researcher

at the Department of Folk Art

at the Institute of Ethnology

of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Svobody Avenue, 15, Lviv, 79000, Ukraine

Contacts: Tel. (032) 2970157; e-mail:


Abstract. General characteristic and iconographic analysis of Western Ukrainian icons on the glass of XIX century from the stock collection of the Museum of ethnography and historic artifact of the Institute of ethnology of NAS of Ukraine are presented in the publication. It is accentuated on art and iconographic value of these works of art.

Keywords: Museum of ethnography and historic artifact of the Institute of ethnology of NAS of Ukraine, icon on the glass, iconography.

Received 28.07.2017


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