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Saint Luke – Serigraph on Naturally Aged Wood – Mount Athos

105.00 85.00

A beautiful icon with the representation of Saint Luke. 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: 23 x 31 x 4.5 cm

 

 

Παράδοση σε 4 - 10 ημέρες / Available in 4-10 days

Description

Icon with Saint Luke the Doctor on Naturally Aged Wood

This is a beautiful serigraph with Saint Luke who was a doctor and he was declared a Saint in 1996. He was born in Crimaia and grew up in Kiev, where along with his general studies he also studied Painting and Medicine, specializing on surgery. After the death of his wife, he became a priest and was exiled in Siberia. In 1920 he was elected Professor of Topographic Anatomy and Surgery at the University of Tashkent.

His research on the issue of purulent infections were innovative and he wrote the manual still used today. He was arrested multiple times and was brutally tortured. He slept in Simferopol after having served as an Archbishop and doctor selflessly and with sacrificial love. Throughout the last nine years of his life he was blind from glaucoma, but in this also he showed Job-like patience.

Blessed Wood that Came out of Paradise

This naturally aged wood that was used at the icon with the representation of Saint Luke 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: 23 x 31 x 4.5 cm

 

 

Additional information

Weight 1.9 kg
Dimensions 23 × 4.5 × 31 cm