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Virgin Mary Glykofilousa – Serigraph on Naturally Aged Wood | Mount Athos

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A beautiful icon with the representation of Virgin Mary Glykofilousa from Mount Athos. The special characteristic of this icon is the naturally aged wood the monk used which comes from a renovated cell.

 

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: 31 x 23 x 2 cm

 

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Icon with Virgin Mary Glykofilousa on Naturally Aged Wood

The face of Virgin Mary Sweet Kissing (Glykofilousa) is always close to the face of her child. Virgin Mary is Known by many different epithets that has been given to Her through the history of Orthodox Church. One of these names is Glykofilousa which means Sweet Kissing. Christ is nesting inside her arms and his look turns to Virgin Mary. This unique work of Byzantine art was crafted with the utmost fidelity on naturally aged wood from Mount Athos.

The iconographer monk, has made this magnificent work while paying special attention to detail! The original icon of Virgin Mary Glykofilousa was property of Victoria, wife of the senator Symeon, who, in order to save it threw it into the sea. The icon, floating upright on the waves, reached the arsanas of the Monastery of Philotheou, where it was received with great honour and rejoicing by the Abbot and fathers of the Monastery. At the point on the shore where they placed the icon, holy water gushed out.

Blessed Wood that Came out of Paradise

This icon with the representation of Virgin Mary Glykofilousa on naturally aged wood is a great gift for our loved ones. Pieces of wood that used to be parts of a door leaf or supporting beams in the past are now used for the creation of these collectible icons. After the renovation works monks decided to use them for icons.

This small piece of wood carries within blessings and prayers from the monks who lived at this cell. On the front the monk placed the canvas with the representation of Virgin Mary. On the back side of the icon two parallel cross – beams have been placed to support the image as well as a leather hook. On Mount Athos there are dozens of cells and many of them are located there for centuries. These pieces of wood are part of the history of Mount Athos. So monks decided to reuse them and give us a small piece of this history.

 

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: 31 x 23 x 2 cm

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Weight0.99 kg

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