Virgin Mary Portaitissa – Serigraph on Naturally Aged Wood – Mount Athos

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A serigraph with Virgin Mary Portaitissa. The wood at this icon has been carefully cut and preserved by monks from Mount Athos.

 

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: 25 x 32,5 x 2,5 cm

 

 

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Icon with Virgin Mary Portaitissa on Naturally Aged Wood

A serigraph with the representation of Panagia Portaitissa or the Iviron Theotokos. According to Orthodox tradition the prototype is an Eastern Orthodox icon of Virgin Mary which was painted by Luke the Evangelist. This original image is found in the Iviron monastery on Mount Athos where it is believed to have been since the year 999. According to tradition the icon was kept to the katholikon of the monastery. But one day when the monks entered the church they could not find the icon. After searching they discovered the icon hanging on the gates of the monastery. This occurrence was repeated several times, until a monk said that he had seen a vision of Theotokos, wherein she revealed that she did not want her icon to be guarded by the monks, but rather she intended to be their Protectress.

Blessed Wood that Came Out of Paradise

The wood at this icon has been carefully cut and preserved by monks with excellent techniques on processing wood. This piece of naturally aged wood was part of a ceiling beam or a door but when monks renovated the cell and replaced them, they thought that these pieces of wood could be used to make beautiful artworks. The monks, with absolute respect, kept the old pieces of the wood and after the required maintenance they reuse them as a base for these beautiful icons. Renovation works are necessary at many cells so they can remain in good condition and monks can continue to live there.

 

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: 25 x 32,5 x 2,5 cm

 

 

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Weight 1.2 kg

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