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

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An icon with the representation of Our Lady of the Sign on naturally aged wood. The iconographer monk used for this icon a small piece of wood that comes 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: 19,5 x 22,5 x 2 cm

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Icon with Our Lady of the Sign on Naturally Aged Wood

This icon of Our Lady of the Sign or else Platytera is placed on naturally aged wood from a cell at Mount Athos. Is an icon of Virgin Mary, facing the viewer directly, usually depicted full length with her hands in the «orans» position, 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

This icon with the representation of Virgin Mary Platytera on naturally aged wood is a great gift for our loved ones. Woods that used to be a door leaf or supporting beams in the past are now used for the creation of these collectible icons. After the renovation works monks decided to use them for icons.

This small piece of wood carries within blessings and prayers from the monks who lived at this cell. On the front the monk placed the canvas with 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. On Mount Athos there are dozens of cells and many of them are located there for centuries. These pieces of wood are part of the history of Mount Athos. So monks decided to reuse them and give us a small piece of this history.

 

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: 19,5 x 22,5 x 2 cm

 

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Weight 0.6 kg
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