Virgin Mary of Sorrows – Antique Serigraph | Father Pefkis

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This is a beautiful antique serigraph with the extremely rare representation of Virgin Mary of Sorrows – Seven Swords.

 

Origin: Iconography workshop of Byzantine art of Father Pefkis

 

 

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Antique Serigraph with Virgin Mary of Sorrows – Seven Swords

This is a beautiful icon with the extremely rare representation of Virgin Mary of Sorrows – Seven Swords. At this icon we have a representation of Virgin Mary with three swords at the one shoulder and four at the other. This representation symbolizes Her great sorrow for losing Her only son. In russian traditional stories amulets with Virgin Mary of Sorrows are placed in the entrance of a house to protect it from illness, jealousy and evil eye.

The icon is related to the prophecy of Saint Simeon the theologian recorded by the evangelist Luke «a sword will go through your heart…» (Luke 2,35). This passage refers to the pain that Virgin Mary would feel at the time of separation from her beloved Son, when He would be led to the death of the Cross in front of her eyes. The Virgin Mary of Sorrows- Seven Swords is also known as the «prophecy of Simeon». Honored by the Church on August 13th.

Serigraph: Characteristics

Serigraph is a common technique in iconography and as a result is being taught and used at the iconography workshop of Byzantine art of Father Pefkis. At iconographies that are made with this particular technique iconographers are using traditional methods, which means that the iconographer creates the biggest part of the icon by hand and with less participation of technology. The artificial maturation of the iconographies is also handmade and gives at these works of art collectable value. These are exact copies of Byzantine art with an intense charm of old. This iconography is created with excellent materials in natural wood and the painted surface is covered with pure beeswax so it remains intact and with bright colours.

 

Origin: Iconography workshop of Byzantine art of Father Pefkis

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Weight0.9 kg
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