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Our Lady of the Sign (Platytera) – Serigraph on naturally aged wood | Mount Athos

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Our Lady of the Sign (Platytera) is a unique icon on naturally aged wood that came from a cell at Mount Athos. Monks are reusing wood from renovation works to make these icons which carries blessings from Mount Athos.

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 19 x 21 x 2,5 cm

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Icon of Our Lady of the Sign (Platytera) 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

A beautiful icon with Our Lady of the Sign on naturally aged wood which comes from a renovated cell at Mount Athos. 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 are dozens of cells and some of them are located there for centuries.

This piece of wood was once part of a cell at Mount Athos. After the renovation works monks decided to use it for icons. On the back side of the icon two parallel cross – beams have been placed to support the image as well as a leather hook.

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 19 x 21 x 2,5 cm

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Weight 0.65 kg
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