- Posted May 12, 2012 by
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Travel photo of the day
Giant Easter egg "Altar of Nations" on display in Kiev
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Ukrainian artist Oksana Mas' (MAH-s') is recreating the medieval Ghent altarpiece using wooden Easter eggs. Once finished, the Altar will consist of 3 400 000 eggs. The completed sections are now on display in Kiev, Ukraine, in front of the UNESCO-protected Sophiya Cathedral. That's already 250 000 eggs! They were painted by people from 42 countries, representing all walks of life--from prisoners to monks. Pictures on the eggs depict sins, desires and human fears. The artist's idea was that people could cleanse themselves either by transfering their "dark sides" onto wooden eggs or by contemplating the Altar.