Lithography – Saint Savvas of Kalymnos | Mount Athos


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An excellent lithography with the representation of Saint Savvas of Kalymnos which is crafted with the Byzantine style. This is an icon with artificial maturation which gives this artwork collectable value.


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Origin: Mount Athos

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Lithography with Saint Savvas of Kalymnos

A beautiful lithography with Saint Savvas of Kalymnos. He is the patron saint of the Greek island of Kalymnos, where he lived during the last twenty years of his life as the priest and spiritual father of the nuns of the Convent of All Saints. He was a great ascetic, confessor, icon painter, and miracle-worker. He is one of the recently recognized saints in the Greek Orthodox Church. Towards the end of his life, St. Savvas remained in a state of intense prayer and holy contrition. For three days he did not receive anyone and he gave his last counsels: requested love and obedience in Christ. When he was on the point of death taking his last breath, suddenly he received strength, brought his blessed small hands together, and clapped them repeatedly saying his last holy words: «The Lord! The Lord! The Lord».

Lithography: Characteristics

This particular icon is created with the technique of lithography. The monk who created this piece of artwork has studied at the workshops of iconography at Mount Athos where he learned the technique of lithography and the process of artificial maturation by hand that applied at this icon with the representation of Saint Savvas of Kalymnos. These techniques gives this icon collectable value. The technique of lithography in iconography is a printing technique which was invented in  1798 and relies on the fact that water and oil never mix.



The icon is available upon order within 5 business days


Origin: Mount Athos

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