Icon with polished gold – Virgin Mary Gorgoepikoos | Mount Athos


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An icon with the representation of Virgin Mary Gorgoepikoos with polished gold crafted by monks at Mount Athos. The icon has on the entire surface exceptional designs made with the tsoukani technique.


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Origin: Monks Fraternity of Saint Basil, Mount Athos

Dimensions: 20 x 27 cm


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Icon with polished gold and tsoukani technique with Virgin Mary Gorgoepikoos

The miraculous icon of Virgin Mary Gorgoepikoos is located in the Holy Monastery of Docheiari of Mount Athos since 1646.  She protects the monks from every offense and insult, but also those who turn to her by faith, asking for her brokerage. Virgin Mary the Gorgoepikoos is an ancient wall-painting of the Blessed Virgin. According to Orthodox tradition in 1664 a monk  heard a voice telling him: «Do not come past here with a torch, leaving smoke on my icon», but he didn’t pay much attention.

The voice was heard again and again and after some time the monk got blind. After that he spent all his time in front of the icon praying to Virgin Mary to forgive and heal him. His prayer was granted when, for the third time, a voice was heard from the icon which told him that his supplication had been heard. Virgin Mary told the monks that they should leave all their needs at her «hands». She would hear them speedily, for her name is «Gorgoepikoos» which means «she who hears speedily».

Unique icon of Βyzantine art: Characteristics

This particular icon with Virgin Mary Gorgoepikoos is crafted with gold leaf of 22 K and has exceptional designs on the entire surface and also at the halos of both Theotokos and baby Jesus made with the tsoukani technique.

It is a handmade icon with polished gold. The vivid colours, which are made with traditional materials such as eggs, the exquisite attention to the detail and the fact that it is crafted by hand makes this icon a unique work of art and gives high aesthetic value. This icon is one of the latest additions to a great collection of icons with gold or polished gold at Product Exhibition of Mount Athos.


Origin: Monks Fraternity of Saint Basil, Mount Athos

Dimensions: 20 x 27 cm



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Weight 1.5 kg


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