Mourning Virgin Mary | Mount Athos icon on naturally aged wood
Mourning Virgin Mary a unique icon from Mount Athos that has been placed on naturally aged wood! Virgin Mary is wearing a green tunic, a red maphorion and a white mantle which covers her neck. She is depicted sitting on a rock with cracks which seems like a throne without a backrest.
Origin: Mount Athos
Dimensions: 28 x 25 x 2, 5 cm
Mourning Virgin Mary – history of the icon
Mourning Virgin Mary is a rare depiction of metabyzantine hagiography which has been placed on a wood with long history!
The mourning of Virgin Mary who is holding in her arms, the dead body of Christ after the pieta is depicted on a wood from a Mount Athos Cell.
After its renovation Mount Athos Monks transformed it into a collectible icon. You will find it exclusively at our e-shop!
Virgin Mary is wearing a green tunic, a red maphorion and a white mantle which covers her neck. She is depicted sitting on a rock with cracks which seems like a throne without a backrest.
Blessed Wood that came out of Heaven!
Mount Athos Monks deeply appreciate the historical and spiritual significance of the place where they live. They try to use everything around them for the glory of God.
Even perishable materials that seemed to have no use in the past are now utilized by Greek Orthodox Monks. Thus, old woods that are found after the renovation of Holy Cells are used thanks to the wisdom of Greek Orthodox Monks.
Woods that used to be supporting beams in the past are now used for the creation of these collectible icons.
They continue to carry the Athonite blessing of Mount Athos since they come straight from this holy place.
Thanks to Mount Athos Exhibition, these collectible icons can be found in the hands of cosmic people who are now able to purchase real treasures of unique spiritual value.
Monks tend to accompany their work with prayers while the creation of these unique works of Byzantine art is one of their daily occupations.
Blessed Mount Athos Woods – Preservation
The wood has been carefully cut and preserved by Greek Orthodox Monks. On the back side of the icon two parallel cross – beams have been placed that support the image as well as leather hook in order for the hagiography to be hung on the wall.
The icon bears the seal Mount Athos on its back side.
The handcrafted icon of Mourning Virgin Mary is unique and its design can not be repeated!
Origin: Mount Athos
Dimensions: 28 x 25 x 2,5 cm