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Holy Cincture – Serigraph on Naturally Aged Wood – Mount Athos

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A beautiful icon with the representation of the Holy Belt or Cincture, a relic of Theotokos. 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: 30 x 25 x 2,5 cm

 

 

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Description

Icon with the Holy Cincture on Naturally Aged Wood

The Belt or Cincture is a relic of Theotokos kept in the Vatopedi monastery on Mount Athos. The cincture was made by the Virgin Mary herself, out of camelhair. It was kept at Jerusalem for many years, until it was translated to Constantinople in the 5th century. According to Orthodox tradition, the Virgin Mary died in the presence of all apostles except Thomas, who was in India. He returned to Jerusalem and travelled by the help of Holy Spirit to attend the assumption of Mary. He was late to arrive and visualised that Mary’s body had been taken by angels. At that time, Thomas asked Mary to give him a sign in her memory and Theotokos heard his request and gave him her belt. Thomas showed this girdle to other disciples of Jesus and convinced them.

Blessed Wood that Came Out of Paradise

This naturally aged wood that was used at the icon with the representation of the Holy Cincture of Virgin Mary 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: 30 x 25 x 2,5 cm

 

 

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Weight 1.105 kg

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