Virgin Mary Hodegetria – Antique Handmade Icon | Mount Athos

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A unique handmade icon with artificial maturation in a very distinctive shape and with the representation of Virgin Mary Hodegetria. Made by the Byzantine style of iconography and with excellent materials.

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 14,5 x 19,5 x 1,5 cm

 

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Antique handmade icon with Virgin Mary Hodegetria

A handmade icon with the representation of Virgin Mary Hodegetria. According to Orthodox tradition the prototype has long been in the Katholikon of the Monastery of Vatopedi. However the icon disappeared and was found later at another monastery, like Virgin Mary was choosing the place She wanted to be.

It is said that in 1730 the icon suddenly disappeared from its place, although the gates of the Monastery were locked and was found at the Monastery of Xenophontos. Everyone thought that someone had stolen it, and so the icon was brought back to its old place. But a short while afterwards the same incident happened again. The monks from Vatopedi were now convinced that this was a miracle and decided to respect the will of Theotokos. From that day this icon is at the Monastery of Xenophontos.

Antique handmade icon: Characteristics

A beautiful antique handmade icon with the representation of Virgin Mary Hodegetria. The special characteristic of that icon is the artificial maturation made by the monk iconographer which upgrades the quality of this artwork and gives great aesthetic value. At the same time underlines and gives a special grace at the features of Virgin Mary, as She is crafted at that icon. This is an exact copy of Byzantine art that has been crafted with excellent quality materials in natural wood. An exceptional piece of iconography crafted entirely by hand which stands out for its incredible technique.

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 14,5 x 19,5 x 1,5 cm

 

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Weight0.4 kg

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