Icon with polished gold – Saint Demetrius | Mount Athos

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A unique collectible icon which is crafted with polished gold and has details made with the tsoukani technique. This particular icon with the representation of Saint Demetrius is crafted by hand by monks from Mount Athos with great skills at the art of iconography.

 

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Origin: Holy Cell of Saint Makarii, Mount Athos

Dimensions: 23 x 30 cm

 

Description

Icon with polished gold and tsoukani technique with Saint Demetrius

Saint Demetrius was born between 280-284 AD and he was the son of an aristocratic family in Thessaloniki.  As a military, he quickly evolved into the ranks of the Roman army. His status as an officer did not prevent him from accepting the Orthodox faith and becoming Christian. Demetrius was imprisoned in Thessaloniki and he was tortured during the time of the emperors Diocletian and Maximianus in 305 AD.

The body of Saint Demetrius was buried in the place of his martyrdom, according to the authors of the greetings of Eustathios of Thessaloniki, Gregory Palamas and Demetrius Chrysoloras. His tomb was transformed into a deep shaft that breathes myrrh. It is believed by the people as having intervened to save the city over the years from invading foreigners, from the Slavic nations, Bulgarians, Arabs, Saracens, and others.

Unique icon of Βyzantine art: Characteristics

A handmade icon with the representation of Saint Demetrius, a genuine Byzantine style work of art crafted by an iconographer monk at Mount Athos. At this icon the monk used polished gold, a technique that gives an exceptional aesthetic effect and helps to maintain the brightness and the vividness of the iconography.

The processing of the gold has created a smooth surface which in combination with the style of the icon has given us a collectible icon. This icon stands out with the great details at the halo of the Saint that are made with the tsoukani technique.

 

Origin: Holy Cell of Saint Makarii, Mount Athos

Dimensions: 23 x 30 cm

 

Additional information

Weight1.5 kg

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