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Saint Anthony – Serigraph on Naturally Aged Wood – Mount Athos

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A beautiful icon with the representation of Saint Anthony the Great. The special characteristic of this icon is the naturally aged wood which comes from a renovated cell at 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: 18 x 19.5 x 2.5  cm

 

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Icon with Saint Anthony on Naturally Aged Wood

This is a beautiful serigraph with Saint Anthony the Great, who is also known as the Father of All Monks, on naturally aged wood. He was born in Egypt from wealthy landowner parents but when he was about 20 years old, his parents died and left him with the care of his unmarried sister. Shortly thereafter, he sold the remaining property, donated the funds to the poor and left to live an ascetic life placing his sister with a group of Christian virgins.

It is known that for all his life he never changed clothes and he lived in a cave at the desert for almost 25 years. According to tradition he maintained a very strict ascetic diet. He ate only bread, salt and water and never meat or wine, only once a day and sometimes fasted through two or four days. He died at the age of 105. When Anthony sensed his death he gave his one sheepskin cloak to Athanasius of Alexandria and the other sheepskin cloak to Serapion, his disciple.

Blessed Wood that Came out of Paradise

This naturally aged wood that was used at the icon with the representation of Saint Anthony came from a renovated cell from Mount Athos which has suffered many damages through years. Renovation works were necessary to remain in good condition so monks can continue to live there. Monks are replacing doors, window shutters or ceiling beams but they are keeping the pieces of wood so they can reuse them. They are cutting and processing the wood with excellent techniques so they can use it later for their artworks such as these icons. These pieces of wood are part of the history of Mount Athos. So monks reuse them and they are giving us a small piece of this history.

 

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: 18 x 19.5 x 2.5  cm

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Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 18 × 19.5 × 2.5 cm

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