Archangel Michael – Wood Carved Icon – Mount Athos

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A wood carved icon with the representation of Archangel Michael. For this particular wood carved icon the iconographer – monk used the technique of micro-craftsmanship or micro-woodcarving.

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 20 x 25 x 5,5 cm

 

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Wood Carved Icon with Archangel Michael

A wood carved icon with Major General Michael or Archangel Michael. The faithful and devoted to God Archangel Michael is the defender of the poor and weak people. He protects them from the evil and the hateful devil’s hatred. In countless cases, this protection has been manifested by miraculous events.

Primarily, however, as our Church teaches, he protects the souls of the people who are eager to the Lord, from the attacks of the demons and their efforts to prevent souls in their course to God. Archangel Michael is the one who appeared to Abraham at Isaac’s sacrifice. Then to Lot when he redeemed him with his family from the Sodom disaster. He appeared to Jacob when he was saved by his brother Esau who wanted to murder him.

Wood Carved Icon: Characteristics

This particular wood carved icon belongs to a special category of icons – artworks that are famous for the exceptional details at saints depiction, the high level technique that is used, as well as for the skills of the monks at woodworking. This is a unique handmade work of art which is made with linden wood. It is well known that monks at Mount Athos have great skills at woodworking, treatment and preservation of wood something that is obvious not only from the wood carved icons but also from the wood carved iconostasis they make at their churches and monasteries.

For this particular wood carved icon the monk used the technique of micro-craftsmanship or micro-woodcarving in order to be depicted with every detail the forms and facial features of the saints. After the first process and rubbing of the wood comes the painting of the wood with ecological color and then follows the disinfestation process so that the wood stays in excellent condition for more than 100 years.

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 20 x 25 x 5,5 cm

Additional information

Weight1.1 kg
Dimensions20 × 25.5 × 5.5 cm

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