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Mourning Virgin Mary – Serigraph on Naturally Aged Wood | Mount Athos

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A beautiful icon with Mourning Virgin Mary on naturally aged wood which comes from a renovated cell at Mount Athos. In Orthodox iconography this is a rare representation and shows Virgin Mary just after the Descent from the Cross.

 

As this icon is handmade and the wood processing is made exclusively by hand there might be small differences at the wood but not on the representation

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 20 x 23,5 x 2 cm

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Icon with Mourning Virgin Mary on Naturally Aged Wood

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 is a beautiful icon with Theotokos holding in her arms, the dead body of Her Son, Jesus Christ after the Descent from the Cross. At this icon we have the representation of Virgin Mary the Mother who lost Her only Son and She is Mourning for His death. Virgin Mary is depicted holding the lifeless body of Jesus Christ and supporting with Her hand His head. At Her face we can see the pain and sorrow of a mother who just lost a child.

Blessed Wood that Came out of Paradise

At this particular icon the iconographer monk used as a base a piece of wood that has long history. The cracks at the surface of the wood confirms its age and the fact that for many years it was part of a door or a ceiling beam or even part of the furnishings in a cell at Mount Athos. When some of these objects had to be replaced the monks, with absolute respect, kept the old pieces of the wood and after the required maintenance they reuse them as a base for these beautiful icons. They are cutting and processing the wood with excellent techniques so they can use it later for their artworks. Renovation works are necessary at many cells so they can remain in good condition and monks can continue to live there.

 

As this icon is handmade and the wood processing is made exclusively by hand there might be small differences at the wood but not on the representation

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 20 x 23,5 x 2 cm

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Weight0.6 kg
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