Handmade icon – Archangel Michael of Mantamados | Mount Athos

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An excellent handmade icon with Archangel Michael of Mantamados which is crafted with the Byzantine style. This is an authentic icon from Mount Athos with great collectable value.

 

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 24,5 x 17,5 x 2 cm

 

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Description

Handmade Icon with Archangel Michael of Mantamados

Archangel Michael of Mantamados refers to a miraculous icon of the Archangel Michael on the island of Lesvos. The pirates attacked to a monastery and slaughtered all of the monks except for one novice-monk. As the pirates where leaving, the novice climbed to the roof of the monastery but they noticed him and returned to kill him as well. According to tradition at this point the roof transformed into rough sea and the Archangel Michael appeared in front of the pirates with a sword. Thanks to this miracle the monk survived and buried the bodies of his fellow brotherhood. The monk still in deep respect and reverence for having witnessed the Archangel Michael in all his fury, gathered up the earth that was red by the blood of the martyred monks and shaped it into the icon of the Archangel as it is today.

Unique Icon of Byzantine Art: Characteristics

This is a beautiful icon crafted entirely by hand with the imposing figure of Archangel Michael of Mantamados. At this icon the iconographer follows all the standards of Byzantine art with the excellent details and the bright colours. This particular icon is a handmade collectable piece of art which is created by an iconographer with great skills. It belongs to a big collection of handmade icons of Product Exhibition of Mount Athos where you can find more collections with unique icons of Byzantine art.

 

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 24,5 x 17,5 x 2 cm

 

Additional information

Weight0.8 kg