Virgin Mary Gorgoepikoos – Antique Lithography | Mount Athos

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This antique lithography with the representation of Virgin Mary Gorgoepikoos was created with the Byzantine style by a monk iconographer from Mount Athos. The artificial maturation is handmade and gives this artwork collectable value.

 

The icon is available upon order within 5 business days

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 26 x 35 x 2 cm

 

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Lithography with Virgin Mary Gorgoepikoos

The miraculous icon of Virgin Mary Gorgoepikoos is located in the Holy Monastery of Docheiari of Mount Athos since 1646.  She protects the monks from every offense and insult, but also those who turn to her by faith, asking for her brokerage. According to Orthodox tradition in 1664 a monk  heard a voice telling him: «Do not come past here with a torch, leaving smoke on my icon», but he didn’t pay much attention.

The voice was heard again and again and after some time the monk got blind. After that he spent all his time in front of the icon praying to Virgin Mary to forgive and heal him. His prayer was granted when, for the third time, a voice was heard from the icon which told him that his supplication had been heard. Virgin Mary told the monks that they should leave all their needs at her «hands». She would hear them speedily, for her name is «Gorgoepikoos» which means «she who hears speedily».

Lithography: Characteristics

A beautiful lithography with the representation of Virgin Mary Gorgoepikoos. Monks are learning the technique of lithography at iconography workshops at Mount Athos so they can create with love and patience these excellent artworks. At this icon the monk used a lithographic copy of Byzantine art to create this artwork. He also applied the process of artificial maturation by hand to give this icon unique aesthetic value. Lithography is a method of printing originally based on the immiscibility of oil and water.

 

The icon is available upon order within 5 business days

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 26 x 35 x 2 cm

Additional information

Weight 1.2 kg

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