Icon with polished gold – Saint Sophia| Mount Athos

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An excellent icon with the representation of Saint Sophia and her three daughters Faith, Hope and Love. This icon is crafted with the standards of Byzantine art and the iconographer monk used gold leaf of 22K.

 

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Origin: Holy Cell of Saint Makarii, Mount Athos

Dimensions: 23 x 30 cm

 

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Description

Icon with polished gold and tsoukani technique with Saint Sophia

The Holy Martyrs Saint Sophia and her daughters Faith, Hope and Love. Faith was twelve, Hope ten, and Love nine. Saint Sophia raised them in the love of the Lord Jesus Christ. When the holy virgins and their mother came before the emperor, everyone present was amazed at their composure. They looked as though they had been brought to some happy festival, rather than to torture.

They burned the holy virgins over an iron grating, then threw them into a red-hot oven, and finally into a cauldron with boiling tar, but the Lord preserved them. All three maidens were beheaded, and joyfully bent their necks beneath the sword. According to tradition Saint Sophia sat by the graves of her daughters for three days, and finally she gave up her soul to the Lord.

Unique icon of Βyzantine art: Characteristics

A unique handmade icon with Saint Sophia and her daughters Faith, Hope and Love which is crafted with the standards of Byzantine art made entirely by monks at Mount Athos. The monks used gold leaf of 22K and this icon stands out for the style, the vivid colours and the work that has been done by hand that has given us a collectible icon of great aesthetic value.

The paints are made with traditional ingredients sush as eggs and color powder. This is an icon with polished gold in order to maintain the brightness and the vividness of the iconography. It’s a work of art entirely made by hand from the monks of the Holy Cell of Saint Makarii, at Mount Athos. The processing of the gold has created a smooth surface which in combination with the style of the icon has given us an excellent icon.

 

Origin: Holy Cell of Saint Makarii, Mount Athos

Dimensions: 23 x 30 cm 

 

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Weight2 kg

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