Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

38.745,00

This beautiful creation is adorned with 22 carat gold leaf and is polished so that it can maintain the brightness of its colors indelible throughout the years. A work of art that took several months to be finished and is available, with the approval and blessings of the Holy Monastery of Xenophontos on Mount Athos.

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Description

In the icon of the Annunciation we see Archangel Gabriel and Virgin Mary in their unique encounter, where the Great Archangel delivers to her the joyful message that she is going to be the mother of Christ. The hagiographers from the Holy Monastery of Xenophontos portray in this unique and collective piece of Byzantine art the magnificent theological details of the icon.

The Angel is delivering the message while wearing a ribbon on his head, which is the physical expression of the mental prayer. The illustration of the head isn’t a facing forward one. He is illustrated partially, ¾ of his face is depicted, while both of his eyes are visible similarly with most of the Saints. Holy Mary appears sitting, whiich states a kind of certainty and is also knitting. The artist wants to emphasize the human nature of Holy Mary. The maphorion, the cloth Holy Mary is wearing, is depicted in a dark color, since according to the Orthodox tradition it symbolizes devoutness.

This beautiful creation is adorned with 22 carat gold leaf and is polished so that it can maintain the brightness of its colors indelible throughout the years. A work of art that took several months to be finished and is available, with the approval and blessings of the Holy Monastery of Xenophontos on Mount Athos, exclusively via the e-shop of the Mount Athos products exhibition

Additional information

Weight 20.00 kg
Dimensions 6 x 73.5 x 99 cm