Virgin Mary Glykofilousa – Serigraph on Naturally Aged Wood – Mount Athos

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A beautiful serigraph with Virgin Mary Glykofilousa, that belongs to the special category of artworks made on naturally aged wood.

 

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: 26 x 27,5 x 2,5 cm

 

 

Description

Icon with Virgin Mary Glykofilousa on Naturally Aged Wood

A beautiful serigraph with the representation of Virgin Mary Glykofilousa which is always close to the face of her child. We can see that Christ is nesting inside her arms and His look turns to Virgin Mary while She turns her look to Jesus. The original icon of Virgin Mary Glykofilousa was the property of Victoria, wife of the eikonomachos senator Symeon, who, in order to save it threw it into the sea.

The icon, floating upright on the waves, reached the arsanas of the Monastery of Philotheou, where it was received with great honour and rejoicing by the Abbot and fathers of the Monastery, who had been warned of its advent by a revelation of the Theotokos. At the point on the shore where they placed the icon, holy water gushed out. Virgin Mary is Known by many different epithets that has been given to Her through the history of Orthodox Church. One of these names is Glykofilousa which means Sweet Kissing.

Blessed Wood that Came out of Paradise

This icon with the representation of Virgin Mary Glykofilousa on naturally aged wood is a great gift for our loved ones. This piece of wood was once part of a door leaf in a cell at Mount Athos. After the renovation works monks decided to use it for icons. This small piece of wood carries within blessings and prayers from the monks who lived at this cell. On the front the monk placed the representation of Virgin Mary. On Mount Athos there are dozens of cells and many of them are located there for centuries. These pieces of wood are part of the history of Mount Athos. So monks decided to reuse them and give 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: 26 x 27,5 x 2,5 cm

 

Additional information

Weight 0.89 kg