Lithography – Saint Chryssi | Mount Athos

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A beautiful icon with the representation of Saint Chryssi created with the technique of lithography by a monk at Mount Athos. The artificial maturation is handmade and gives this artwork collectable value.

 

The icon is available upon order within 5 business days

 

Origin: Mount Athos

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Lithography with Saint Chryssi

Saint Chryssi was born in the 18th century in the village of Slatina (today village Chrysi, Greece), to a poor, peasant family with three other daughters. She was very beautiful and she caught the eye of one of the local Turks, who kidnapped her and took her to his home. He wanted to make her his wife if she refused her faith but she immediately answered «no». For six months he and his friends tried to change her faith, but their efforts remained in vain. She was raped publicly and her father was forced to watch with a blade to his throat.  Finally, they suspended her upside down and lit a fire, to suffocate her with the smoke, but she survived. At last they hanged her from a tree and cut her into small pieces.

Lithography: Characteristics

A beautiful lithography with the representation of Saint Chryssi. Monks are learning the technique of lithography at iconography workshops at Mount Athos so they can create with love and patience these excellent artworks. At this icon the monk used a lithographic copy of Byzantine art to create this artwork. He also applied the process of artificial maturation by hand to give this icon unique aesthetic value. Lithography is a method of printing originally based on the immiscibility of oil and water.

 

 

The icon is available upon order within 5 business days

Origin: Mount Athos

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