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Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Serigraph on Naturally Aged Wood – Mount Athos

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This is an authentic Athonite icon with the representation of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary on naturally aged wood from a cell at Mount Athos. The wood came from a renovated cell and monks decided to cut it and reuse it at their works of art.

 

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: 19 x 26.5 x 1.5 cm

 

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Icon with the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Naturally Aged Wood

At this icon with the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary we can see Archangel Gabriel and Virgin Mary in their unique encounter, where the Great Archangel delivers to her the joyful message that she is going to be the mother of Christ, the Son of God. The iconographer represents in this unique piece of Byzantine art the magnificent theological details of the icon. According the Orthodox tradition the angel went to Virgin Mary  and said, «Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you». But when He saw that She was troubled the angel said: «Do not be afraid, Mary you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus».

Blessed Wood that Came out of Paradise

The history of this icon has started many years before the monk completes the representation of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary on canvas. The wood was naturally aged as it was a part from a cell at Mount Athos which was renovated. It has been carefully cut and preserved by monks who created these collectible icons. During renovation works monks are keeping the old pieces of wood and they are turning them into these excellent works of art. On the back side of the icon two parallel cross – beams have been placed to support the image as well as a leather hook. This wood carries the blessings and prayers of monks outside the borders of Mount Athos. Thanks to Mount Athos Exhibition, these collectible icons can be a great present for our friends and relatives.

 

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: 19 x 26.5 x 1.5 cm

 

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Weight0.4 kg
Dimensions19 × 26.5 × 1.5 cm

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