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Deisis – Serigraph on Naturally Aged Wood | Mount Athos

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A beautiful icon with Deisis on naturally aged wood from Mount Athos. Even the cracks at the surface of the wood are creating a beautiful result with high aesthetic value.

 

As this icon is handmade and the wood processing is made exclusively by hand there might be small differences at the wood but not on the representation

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 18,5 x 22,5 x 2,5 cm

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Description

Icon with Deisis on Naturally Aged Wood

At this icon the iconographer represents three of the most important figures in Orthodox Church, Jesus Christ, Virgin Mary and Saint John the Baptist. This is a traditional iconic representation of Christ usually carrying a book, and surrounded by the Virgin Mary and John the Baptist. In some icons there are also saints and angels. Virgin Mary and Saint John the Baptist are shown facing towards Christ with their hands raised in supplication on behalf of humanity. They are praying for the souls of all people. In Byzantine and Orthodox art this icon is called Deesis (Supplication).

Blessed Wood that Came out of Paradise

This is an excellent icon, not only because of the beautiful iconography on canvas but also of the wood which was used by the monk who created this artwork. This naturally aged wood was part of a cell at Mount Athos but when monks renovated the place and replaced the beams and doors, they thought that these pieces of wood could be used to make icons. The wood that was used at this icon came from a renovated cell and it has been carefully cut and preserved by monks with excellent techniques on processing wood. Renovation works are necessary at many cells so they can remain in good condition and monks can continue to live there.

 

As this icon is handmade and the wood processing is made exclusively by hand there might be small differences at the wood but not on the representation

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 18,5 x 22,5 x 2,5 cm

Additional information

Weight0.65 kg
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