Holy Family – Serigraph on Naturally Aged Wood – Mount Athos

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Serigraph with the Holy Family on naturally aged wood. 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.

 

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 32,5 x 2,5 cm

 

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Icon with the Holy Family on Naturally Aged Wood

Serigraph with the Holy Family on naturally aged wood. The Most Holy Theotokos with Saint Joseph and in front of them is the little Christ. According to the New Testament, Saint Joseph was the fiance of the Virgin Mary. He was a descendant of David, and he came from Bethlehem but lived in Nazareth. After the birth of Christ, he settled with the Virgin Mary in Egypt as the angel of the Lord informed them that Christ was about to be slaughtered by Herod. After Herod’s death, Joseph with Mary and the divine infant return to Nazareth. Joseph refers to the New Testament for the last time in the return journey from Jerusalem when the twelve year old Jesus taught in the Temple of Solomon. His memory is celebrated on the first Sunday after Christmas.

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, kept 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: 25 x 32,5 x 2,5 cm

 

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Weight 1.01 kg

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