Saint Paraskevi – Serigraph on Naturally Aged Wood – Mount Athos

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A beautiful icon with Saint Paraskevi on naturally aged wood. At this particular icon the iconographer monk used as a base a piece of wood that has long 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: 25 x 33,5 x 2,5 cm

 

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Icon with Saint Paraskevi on Naturally Aged Wood

A beautiful icon with Saint Paraskevi, the Parthenomartyr. She had an excellent education from both secular and scriptural instructors. However having a higher goal in life, Saint Paraskevi rejected any marriage proposals. She left Rome at the age of 30 and began her holy mission, passing through many cities and villages. Antoninus Pius ruled Rome at this time, and eventually heard of Saint Paraskevi’s holy mission. Attracted by her beauty and humility he tried to make her denounce her faith, even promising to marry her and make her an empress. She refused and after that she was thrown into prison.

Antoninus then prepared a large cauldron of oil and tar, boiled the mixture and then had Paraskevi immersed in it. Miraculously she stood in it as if she being refreshed rather than burned. Angered, Antoninus approached the cauldron only to be blinded by the hot steam. But Saint Paraskevi prayed to God and he regained his sight. Some years ago the provincial eparchs Asclepius and Tarasios captured Saint Paraskevi, they tortured her and a little later she was convicted and condemned to death by beheading.

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 33,5 x 2,5 cm

 

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Weight 1.252 kg

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