Hagiography Virgin Mary Portaitissa
25.00€ – 75.00€
Discover a collectible hagiography depecting Virgin Mary Portaitissa that was crafted on carved canvas. The color rendering of the Holy faces are evidences of a meticulous work of Byzantine art.
HAGIOGRAPHY VIRGIN MARY PORTAITISSA – FATHER PEFKIS – ATHONITE ECCLESIASTICAL ACADEMY
The prototype of this specific hagiography, is the icon located on the Holy Monastery of Iviron on Mount Athos. We are referring to the icon of Virgin Mary that used to guard the monastery. According to the Holy tradition, the icon was vandalized by a pirate, who wounded with his sword the cheek of Virgin Mary. From there blood started to flow in a miraculous way.
HAGIOGRAPHY VIRGIN MARY PORTAITISSA – COMPOSITION
Particularly elaborate is the execution of this composition by the monk-hagiographer father Pefkis, a former student of the Athonite Academy on Mount Athos. The color rendering of the Holy faces are evidences of a meticulous work of Byzantine art. The use of shadings in the garments of Christ describe the technical expertise, in the use of color and egg powder, by the talented hagiographer-mok.
Origin: Father Pefkis Hagiography Workshop