Virgin Mary of Sorrows – Antique Lithography | Mount Athos

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A lithography with the representation of Virgin Mary of Sorrows made by a monk at Mount Athos. The iconographer is using the Byzantine style until the last detail creating this excellent work of art with the technique of lithography.

 

The icon is available upon order within 5 business days

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 24,5 x 34 x 1,5 cm

 

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Lithography with Virgin Mary of Sorrows

This is a beautiful icon made with the technique of antique lithography with the extremely rare representation of Virgin Mary of Sorrows – Seven Swords. At this icon we have a representation of Virgin Mary with three swords at every shoulder and a seventh one pierces Her heart. This representation symbolizes Her great sorrow for losing Her only son. In russian traditional stories icons and amulets with Virgin Mary of Sorrows are placed in the entrance of a house to protect it from illness, jealousy and evil eye.

The icon is related to the prophecy of Saint Simeon the theologian recorded by the evangelist Luke «a sword will go through your heart…» (Luke 2,35). This passage refers to the pain that Virgin Mary would feel at the time of separation from her beloved Son, when He would be led to the death of the Cross in front of her eyes. The Virgin Mary of Sorrows- Seven Swords is also known as the «prophecy of Simeon». Honored by the Church on August 13th.

Lithography: Characteristics

At this icon with the representation of Virgin Mary Sorrows the iconographer monk used the technique of lithography to create this beautiful work of art. The monk was taught the technique of lithography at the workshops of iconography at the monasteries of Mount Athos. This particular icon was crafted with the Byzantine style with both the technique of lithography and the procedure of artificial maturation by hand. This icon can be an excellent gift for our friends or relatives because it is an artwork made with love from the monks of this holy place.

 

The icon is available upon order within 5 business days

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 24,5 x 34 x 1,5 cm

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Weight1.1 kg

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