Saint Demetrius – Antique Lithography | Mount Athos


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A beautiful icon with the representation of Saint Demetrius 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

Dimensions: 15 x 28 x 2 cm

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Lithography with Saint Demetrius

Saint Demetrius was born between 280-284 AD and he was the son of an aristocratic family in Thessaloniki.  As a military, he quickly evolved into the ranks of the Roman army. His status as an officer did not prevent him from accepting the Orthodox faith and becoming Christian. Demetrius was imprisoned in Thessaloniki and he was tortured during the time of the emperors Diocletian and Maximianus in 305 AD.

The body of Saint Demetrius was buried in the place of his martyrdom, according to the authors of the greetings of Eustathios of Thessaloniki, Gregory Palamas and Demetrius Chrysoloras. His tomb was transformed into a deep shaft that breathes myrrh. It is believed by the people as having intervened to save the city over the years from invading foreigners, from the Slavic nations, Bulgarians, Arabs, Saracens, and others

Lithography: Characteristics

A beautiful lithography with the representation of Saint Demetrius. 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

Dimensions: 15 x 28 x 2 cm


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