Icon with gold – Saints Cosmas and Damian | Mount Athos

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A unique icon crafted with gold leaf of 22 K by monks at Mount Athos. This icon follows the standards of Byzantine art which has as a result a work of art of high quality and great aesthetic value.

 

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Origin: Holy Cell of Saint Makarii, Mount Athos

Dimensions: 22 x 30 cm

 

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Description

Icon with gold with Saints Cosmas and Damian

Saints Cosmas and Damian came from Asia. Their parents were an excellent model of Christian spouses. They offered treatment to patients without asking back for money. Accepting no payment for their services led to them being named anargyroi from the Greek word «Ανάργυροι» which means «the silverless» or «unmercenaries» and it has been said that, by this, they attracted many to the Christian faith.

Nothing is known of their lives except that they suffered martyrdom in Syria during the persecution of the Emperor Diocletian. Saints Cosmas and Damian are regarded as the patrons of physicians, surgeons, and pharmacists and are sometimes represented with medical emblems.

Unique icon of Βyzantine art: Characteristics

A unique icon crafted by monks with great skills in iconography at Mount Athos.  The iconographer monk used gold leaf of 22K which has as a result an icon of high quality and aesthetic. This work of art is crafted with the standards of Byzantine art which gives the icon an aesthetic magnificence.

It stands out for the style, the colours and the work that has been done by hand that has given us a collectible icon of great aesthetic value. The iconographical type of this icon is known by many Palaiologian and post-Byzantine examples. This icon is one of the latest additions at Product Exhibition of Mount Athos.

 

Origin: Holy Cell of Saint Makarii, Mount Athos

Dimensions: 22 x 30 cm

 

Additional information

Weight1.5 kg

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