The Xoanon ( xoanon; Greek: " the carved ") is a made ​​of wood anthropomorphic statue of a particular deity. They were placed in archaic Greek (also Cypriot ) stamps, which were mostly aligned so that this Sacrament was illuminated by the sun.

Today, the term is also used for statues, whose limb ( face, hands and feet ) are made of marble or limestone. A further development is the board idols and the chryselephantinen still images, as they are known by Phidias especially.

  • Religion ( ancient Greece)
  • Icon ( religion)