Icon with polished gold – Virgin Mary Pantanassa| Mount Athos


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An icon with the representation of Virgin Mary Pantanassa. A collectible work of art from Mount Athos with great aesthetic value which impresses with the style, the colours and the use of polished gold and the tsoukani technique.


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Origin: Holy Cell of Saint Makarii, Mount Athos

Dimensions: 23 x 31 cm


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Icon with polished gold with Virgin Mary Pantanassa

Virgin Mary Pantanassa means «Most-Holy Queen of All». Pantanassa is a miraculous icon of Virgin Mary from the Holy Monastery of Vatopedi and depicts Theotokos enthroned and holding Her Son. According to tradition the first record of the icon’s miraculous powers is from the witness of Elder Joseph.

It is said that one day a young man from Cyprus went to visit the Monastery but when he entered into the church a glowing light radiating from the face of the Theotokos and an invisible power pushed him down to the ground. When the young man recovered from his fall, he confessed that he didn’t believe to God and that he was a participant in the black arts. But from that moment he changed his life and became an Orthodox Christian. There are many miracles also occurring in Russia, where two identical copies of the Vatopedi icon were sent at the request of the Patriarch of Moscow.

Unique icon of Βyzantine art: Characteristics

A unique handmade icon with Virgin Mary Pantanassa holding baby Jesus with the standards of Byzantine art made entirely by monks at Mount Athos who used gold leaf of 22K. It is made with polished gold which gives this icon an excellent aesthetic result.

The precious metal is polished to such an extent that is converted to a mirror in order to maintain the brightness and the vividness of the iconography. This icon stands out for the the style, the colours and the work that has been done by hand that has given us a collectible icon of great aesthetic value. The iconographical type of this icon is known by many Palaiologian and post-Byzantine examples.


Origin: Holy Cell of Saint Makarii, Mount Athos

Dimensions: 23 x 31 cm



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Weight 1.5 kg


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