Princeton University has just announced the availability of 1,200 color images of the icons owned by the Monastery of Saint Catherine at Mount Sinai. The color transparencies are part of the total documentation of joint expeditions to Sinai in 1956, 1958, 1960, 1963 and 1965 by the University of Michigan, Princeton University and the University of Alexandria. The collection documents the condition of these icons before and after cleaning and restoration carried out in the 50s and 60s.

A double wood panel, Moses painted standing on the left and Aaron painted standing on the right, both with halos and holding objects.

IMAGE: “Aaron and Moses,” The Sinai Icon Collection, accessed March 2, 2017,