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Crucifixion – Serigraph on Naturally Aged Wood – Mount Athos

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A beautiful icon with the representation of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ on naturally aged wood. The cracks at the surface of the wood confirms its age.

 

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: 34 x 26 x 2,5cm

 

 

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Icon with the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Naturally Aged Wood

A serigraph with the representation of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Jesus at the Cross of martyrdom and below Him we can see Virgin Mary looking at Her Son with agony and deep pain because Her only Son is suffering on the cross. At the left side there is Saint John, the favorite Apostle of Jesus, who stands helpless and watches the Crucifixion.

The Cross has a dominant position at that icon and all around it we can see angels and scenes from the events that preceded the crucifixion. The Crucifixion of Jesus is the ultimate act of love from God towards humanity. Jesus Christ sacrificed Himself and offered to all people atonement and salvation. Crucifixion is one of the most common iconographic themes, as it contains strong symbolism.

Blessed Wood that Came out of Paradise

At this particular icon the iconographer monk used as a base a piece of wood that has long history. The cracks at the surface of the wood confirms its age and the fact that for many years it was part of a door or a ceiling beam or even part of the furnishings in a cell at Mount Athos. When some of these objects had to be replaced the monks, with absolute respect, are keeping the old pieces of the wood and after the required maintenance they reuse them as a base for these beautiful icons. They are cutting and processing the wood with excellent techniques so they can use it later for their artworks. Renovation works are necessary at many cells so they can remain in good condition and monks can continue to live there.

 

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: 34 x 26 x 2,5cm

 

 

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Weight 1.115 kg

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