Baptism of Christ – Engraved Lithography  – Mount Athos

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An engraved lithography with the representation of the Baptism of Christ. A wonderful icon that obeys the standards of the Byzantine style.

 

Origin: Mount Athos

 

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Engraved Lithography with the Baptism of Christ

This is an excellent icon with the representation of the Baptism of Christ. According to Orthodox and Byzantine tradition Baptism of Christ is filled with symbolisms. The Baptism represents His death and resurrection and symbolizes the salvation of the world. In representations of Baptism, Jesus always appears in the centre of the scene in river Jordan while John the Baptist pours water on his head and angels stands on the side. In Orthodox icons of Baptism, Christ is blessing and sanctifies the waters.

Engraved Lithography: Characteristics

A wonderful icon, which has been created with the technique of lithography and is upgraded in quality and aesthetics thanks to the engraved natural wood, but also the gold leaf, which is used in the background of the representation. The technique of lithography is very widespread and is taught in the iconography workshops of Mount Athos, while at the same time it is used by several monks to create exceptional works of art. At this icon the monk used a lithographic copy of Byzantine art to create this artwork, while it is worth mentioning that the natural wood of the icon is worked exclusively by hand.

 

 

Origin: Mount Athos

 

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