Holy Trinity – Wood Carved Icon – Mount Athos

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A wood carved icon with Holy Trinity or the Hospitality of Abraham that belongs to a special category of artworks which are famous for the exceptional details at saints depiction and the high level technique that is used.

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 14 x 16.5 x 4 cm

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Wood Carved Icon with the Holy Trinity 

This is a unique wood carved icon with the representation of the Holy Trinity or else the Hospitality of Abraham. We can see the three angels who appeared to Abraham. As we are told by the Book of Genesis while Abraham was seated near the oak of Mambre three men visited his tent, that were totally unknown to him. He immediately welcomed them although they were total strangers and then he prepared a meal for them. During their conversation, the strange visitors announced to Abraham that his wife Sarah would give birth to a child within that year, which was indeed fulfilled. In this biblical event, the Fathers of the Church saw a pre-defining of the mystery of the Holy Trinity.

Wood Carved Icon: Characteristics

This is a unique handmade work of art which is made with linden wood. It is well known that monks at Mount Athos have great skills at woodworking, treatment and preservation of wood something that is obvious not only from the wood carved icons but also from the wood carved iconostasis they make at their churches and monasteries. This particular wood carved icon belongs to a special category of icons – artworks that are famous for the exceptional details at saints depiction, the high level technique that is used, as well as for the skills of the monks at woodworking.

For this wood carved icon the monk used the technique of micro-craftsmanship or micro-woodcarving in order to be depicted with every detail the forms and facial features of the saints. After the first process and rubbing of the wood comes the painting of the wood with ecological color and then follows the disinfestation process so that the wood stays in excellent condition for more than 100 years.

 

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 14 x 16.5 x 4 cm

Additional information

Weight0.5 kg
Dimensions16.5 × 14 × 4 cm

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