Handmade icon with silver – Virgin Mary Sweet Kissing | Father Pefkis

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Icon with Virgin Mary Sweet Kissing is a unique work of art with Byzantine style decorated with pure silver 925o while the outline is gold plated. An exceptional icon from the workshop of Byzantine art of the distinguished iconographer Father Pefkis, a graduate of the Athonite Ecclesiastical Academy of Mount Athos and a teacher of iconography himself.

 

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Origin: Workshop of Byzantine art of Father Pefkis

Dimensions: 20 x 25 cm

 

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Description

Handmade carved icon with silver with Virgin Mary Sweet Kissing

Virgin Mary Glykofilousa, «Sweet-kissing» or «Loving Kindness» icon depicts Virgin Mary caressing her son, so that they appear to be kissing. In the Byzantine representations, the Child caresses her cheek while she appears sad, seemingly contemplating his coming Passion. Like Panagia Portaitissa, the icon with Virgin Mary Glykofilousa is one of the icons saved from the Iconoclastic Controversy and brought miraculously to Athos.

It was the property of Victoria, the devout wife of senator Symeon, who, in order to save it she threw it into the sea. The icon reached the arsanas of the Monastery of Philotheou, where it was received with great honour.  At the point on the shore where they placed the icon, holy water gushed out. There each year on the Monday of the Diakainisimou Week, there is a procession and blessing with holy water.

Unique icon of Βyzantine art: Characteristics

The icon with Virgin Mary Sweet Kissing has been crafted by Father Pefkis on natural wood, obeys to the Byzantine style and bears his signature and a seal of authenticity. The artificial maturation is handmade and gives to this artwork a collectible value. This icon has decoration with pure silver at the surface and the outline is gold plated.

With absolute dedication to the traditional methods father Pefkis is also using colours processed mainly with egg and other traditional materials. Father Pefkis is a graduate of the Athonite Ecclesiastical Academy of Mount Athos and in his workshop he is creating icons mostly of the Byzantine and post-Byzantine period always with the style of the macedonian school.

 

Origin: Workshop of Byzantine art of Father Pefkis

Dimensions: 20 x 25 cm

 

Additional information

Weight1.5 kg

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