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

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This icon with the representation of Virgin Mary Hodegetria is crafted on naturally aged wood. The iconographer monk gave us an elegant work of art.

 

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: 31 x 24 x 2 cm

 

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 Icon with Virgin Mary Hodegetria on Naturally Aged Wood

An elegant icon with the representation of Virgin Mary Hodegetria. According to Orthodox tradition the prototype has long been in the Katholikon of the Monastery of Vatopedi. However the icon disappeared and was found later at another monastery, like Virgin Mary was choosing the place She wanted to be.

It is said that in 1730 the icon suddenly disappeared from its place, although the gates of the Monastery were locked and was found at the Monastery of Xenophontos. Everyone thought that someone had stolen it, and so the icon was brought back to its old place. But a short while afterwards the same incident happened again. The monks from Vatopedi were now convinced that this was a miracle and decided to respect the will of Theotokos. From that day this icon is at the Monastery of Xenophontos.

Blessed Wood that Came out of Paradise

The wood at this icon has been carefully cut and preserved by monks with excellent techniques on processing wood. This piece of naturally aged wood was part of a ceiling beam but when monks renovated the cell and replaced the beam, they thought that these pieces of wood could be used to make beautiful artworks.

On the front of this icon they placed the canvas with the representation of Virgin Mary Hodegetria. On the back side of the icon two parallel cross – beams have been placed to support the image as well as a leather hook. On Mount Athos there are dozens of cells and many of them are located there for centuries.

 

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: 31 x 24 x 2 cm

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Weight1.25 kg

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