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

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A beautiful icon with Our Lady of the Sign or Panagia Platytera. That piece of wood that used to be part of a cell in the past is now used for the creation of this collectible icon.

 

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: 20 x 21,5 x 2 cm

 

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Icon with 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. 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».

This 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».

Blessed Wood that Came out of Paradise

The wood that was used at this icon came from a renovated cell at Mount Athos and it has been carefully cut and preserved by monks with excellent techniques on processing wood. Renovation works are necessary at many cells so they can  remain in good condition and monks can continue to live there.

Every part of these cells is connected with the monks who lived there and carries within blessings and prayers from many years ago. At Mount Athos there are dozens of cells and many of them are located there for centuries. Woods that used to be supporting beams in the past are now used for the creation of these collectible icons and they continue to carry the blessings of monks from 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: 20 x 21,5 x 2 cm

 

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Weight0.6 kg

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