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Saint Demetrius – Serigraph on Naturally Aged Wood – Mount Athos

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A beautiful icon with Saint Demetrius on naturally aged wood. This piece of wood used to be part of a cell in the past but now is used for the creation of these collectible icons.

 

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 24 x 1.5 cm

 

 

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Icon with Saint Demetrius on Naturally Aged Wood

A beautiful serigraph with the representation of Saint Demetrius. He was born between 280-284 AD and he was the son of an aristocratic family in Thessaloniki.  As a military, he quickly evolved into the ranks of the Roman army. His status as an officer did not prevent him from accepting the Orthodox faith and becoming Christian. Demetrius was imprisoned in Thessaloniki and he was tortured during the time of the emperors Diocletian and Maximianus in 305 AD.

The body of Saint Demetrius was buried in the place of his martyrdom, according to the authors of the greetings of Eustathios of Thessaloniki, Gregory Palamas and Demetrius Chrysoloras. His tomb was transformed into a deep shaft that breathes myrrh. It is believed by the people as having intervened to save the city over the years from invading foreigners, from the Slavic nations, Bulgarians, Arabs, Saracens, and others

Blessed Wood that Came Out of Paradise

This naturally aged wood that was used at the icon with the representation of Saint Demetrius 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: 19 x 24 x 1.5 cm

Additional information

Weight0.4 kg
Dimensions19 × 24 × 1.5 cm

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