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Our Lady of the Sign (Platytera) – Serigraph on Naturally Aged Wood | Mount Athos

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A beautiful serigraph with the representation of Our Lady of the Sign or else Platytera. The iconographer monk used as a base for this icon naturally aged wood from a renovated cell at Mount Athos.

 

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: 26 x 32 x 2,5 cm

 

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Icon with Our Lady of the Sign (Platytera) on Naturally Aged Wood

A beautiful serigraph with the representation of Our Lady of the Sign or else Platytera on naturally aged wood from a cell at Mount Athos. Is an icon of Virgin Mary, facing the viewer directly, usually depicted full length or enthroned, and with the image of Christ as a child in front of her chest, also facing the viewer directly.

Sometimes the image of Christ is contained within a medallion. Poetically, by containing the Creator of the Universe in her womb, Mary has become «Platytera ton ouranon», which means: «More spacious than the heavens». This type is sometimes called the «Virgin of the Sign» or «Our Lady of the Sign», a reference to Isaiah: «Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Emmanuel».

Blessed Wood that Came out of Paradise

That piece of naturally aged wood used to be part of a door leaf at a cell at Mount Athos. When the cell was renovated because it has suffered many damages through years monks kept the pieces of that old wood to use them as a base at the icons they create. Renovation works were necessary so the cell could  remain in good condition and monks can continue to live there. Every part of this cell is connected with the monks who lived there and carries within blessings and prayers from many years ago.

At Mount Athos there are dozens of cells and some of them are located there for centuries. The old wood has been carefully cut and preserved by monks with excellent techniques on processing wood. On the front there is the representation of Virgin Mary. On the back side of the icon two parallel cross – beams have been placed to support the image as well as a leather hook.

 

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: 26 x 32 x 2,5 cm

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Weight1.15 kg
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