Sale

Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene – Serigraph on Naturally Aged Wood – Mount Athos

105.00 90.00

Rated 0 out of 5
(be the first to review)

An icon with the representation of Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene. A beautiful serigraph made 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 35 x 2,5 cm

 

 

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

Description

Icon with Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene on Naturally Aged Wood

A great serigraph with the representation of Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene. Saint Raphael was born in 1410 AD and came from Ithaca. After evolving into the Byzantine army, he became a monk and then a priest, while after wandering he ended up in Macedonia. Near him, at that time, was Saint Nicholas, who was born in Central Asia, but grew up in Thessaloniki. With the fall of Constantinople and the fear of general persecution against the Christians, Saint Raphael and his entourage went to Mytilene.

There they settled in the old monastery of Nativity of the Virgin on the hill Karyes, near the village of Thermi, and Raphael was later elected abbot. In 1463 AD the Turks occupied Lesvos and captured Saints Raphael and Nicholas and subjected them to horrific torture. In the end, Saint Nicholas died tied to a tree while Saint Raphael was slaughtered. Irene, the daughter of the mayor of Thermi, who was only twelve, also killed with them.

Blessed Wood that Came out of Paradise

This naturally aged wood that was used at the icon with the representation of Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene 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: 25 x 35 x 2,5 cm

 

 

Additional information

Weight 1.25 kg

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene – Serigraph on Naturally Aged Wood – Mount Athos”