Icon with polished gold – Virgin Mary Sweet Kissing | Mount Athos

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An icon with the representation of Virgin Mary Sweet Kissing. Crafted by hand with gold leaf of 22 K, this icon obeys at the standards of Byzantine art. The exceptional designs at the halos of Theotokos and young Jesus are made with the tsoukani technique.

 

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Origin: Monks Fraternity of Saint Basil, Mount Athos

Dimensions: 25 x 30 cm

 

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Description

Icon with polished gold and tsoukani technique with Virgin Mary Sweet Kissing

The face of Virgin Mary Sweet Kissing (Glykofilousa) is always close to the face of her child. Christ is nesting inside her arms. His look turns to Virgin Mary while She turns her look to Jesus. Virgin Mary is Known by many different epithets that has been given to Her through the history of Orthodox Church. One of these names is Glykofilousa which means Sweet Kissing.

The original icon of Virgin Mary Glykofilousa was the property of Victoria, wife of the senator Symeon, who, in order to save it threw it into the sea. The icon, floating upright on the waves, reached the arsanas of the Monastery of Philotheou, where it was received with great honour and rejoicing by the Abbot and fathers of the Monastery. At the point on the shore where they placed the icon, holy water gushed out.

Unique icon of Βyzantine art: Characteristics

An icon with the representation of Virgin Mary Sweet Kissing which is crafted with gold leaf of 22 K. The iconographer monk used until the last detail the standards of Byzantine style with the vivid colours which are made with traditional materials such as eggs.

This is a collectible icon with polished gold, a technique that gives a flawless 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 an exceptional icon. The halos of Virgin Mary and Jesus have designs made with the tsoukani technique.

 

Origin: Monks Fraternity of Saint Basil, Mount Athos

Dimensions: 25 x 30 cm

 

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Weight2 kg

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