Virgin Mary Glykofilousa – Antique Lithography | Mount Athos

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An excellent lithography with the representation of Virgin Mary Glykofilousa which is crafted with the Byzantine style. This is an icon with artificial maturation which gives this artwork collectable value.

 

The icon is available upon order within 5 business days

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 21,5 x 30 x 1,5 cm

 

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Lithography with Virgin Mary Glykofilousa

An antique lithography with Virgin Mary Glykofilousa, «Sweet-kissing» or «Loving Kindness». This icon depicts Virgin Mary caressing her son, so that they appear to be kissing. In the Byzantine representations, the Child caresses her cheek while she appears sad, seemingly contemplating his coming Passion. Like Panagia Portaitissa, the icon with Virgin Mary Glykofilousa is one of the icons saved from the Iconoclastic Controversy and brought miraculously to Athos.

It was the property of Victoria, the devout wife of senator Symeon, who, in order to save it she threw it into the sea. The icon reached the arsanas of the Monastery of Philotheou, where it was received with great honour.  At the point on the shore where they placed the icon, holy water gushed out. There each year on the Monday of the Diakainisimou Week, there is a procession and blessing with holy water.

Lithography: Characteristics

A beautiful lithography with the representation of Virgin Mary Glykofilousa. 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: 21,5 x 30 x 1,5 cm

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Weight0.85 kg

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