Handmade Hagiography on Natural Wood – Virgin Mary Sweet Kissing | Mount Athos

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On the handmade hagiography which is crafted by a Mount Athos Monk, Virgin Mary Sweet Kissing is depicted embracing affectionately her Son. The engraved halo of Virgin Mary and Jesus have been crafted with pure gold and carved with the use of the tsoukani technique.
Dimensions: 22 x 16 x 2 cm

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Handmade Hagiography with Virgin Mary Sweet Kissing on natural wood

Virgin Mary Sweet Kissing is depicted with her warm almond shaped eyes gazing at something remote. She is tilting her head while her face is touching the face of her beloved son.

The handmade hagiography of Virgin Mary Sweet Kissing is showing the love of Virgin Mary towards her son. Jesus is touching with his hand the face of Theotokos in order to feel the warmth and security of the maternal embrace.

Virgin Mary Sweet Kissing made of pure gold with the tsoukani technique

The embossed halos of Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ symbolize the holy light with which the depicted forms are covered with. The halos are crafted with pure gold and carved with tsoukani. The artwork is coated with glaze in order for its glow to remain unchanged over the time passage.

On its back side there is a metallic hook in order for the icon to be hung on the wall and a wooden basis in order to be placed in every surface and be stable. The icon bears the seal of authenticity on its back side which guarantees the purity of the gold.

Virgin Mary Sweet Kissing – History of the icon

The Panagia Glykophilousa, “Sweet-kissing” or “Loving Kindness” icon depicts the Virgin Mary caressing her son, so that they appear to be kissing. In the Byzantine representations, the Child caresses her cheek while she appears sad, seemingly contemplating his coming Passion. The representation from the Cretan School of the 17th Century shows very pronounced characteristics of the Virgin Mother. A similar icon to compare to the Glykophilousa is the Eleousa (the Virgin of Tenderness), where the Mother is accepting the affection demonstrated by the Child Christ. The icon is remembered by the Church on March 27.

Origin: Monks Fraternity of Saint Basil on Mount Athos
Dimensions: 22 x 16 x 2 cm

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Weight0.39 kg

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