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Protection of the Mother of God – Serigraph on Naturally Aged Wood | Mount Athos

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At this icon the Protection of the Mother of God  the icographer monk from Mount Athos placed the canvas on naturally aged wood from a cell. The Greek word Skepi (Σκέπη) has a complex meaning. First of all, it refers to a cloak or shroud, but it also means protection or intercession.

 

As this icon is handmade and the wood processing is made exclusively by hand there might be small differences at the wood but not on the representation

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 19 x 25,5 x 2,5 cm

 

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Icon of the Protection of the Mother of God on Naturally Aged Wood

The Protection of the Mother of God is one of the most beloved feast days on the Orthodox calendar among the Slavic peoples, commemorated on October 1. The feast is celebrated additionally on October 28 in the Greek Orthodox Church. It is also known as the feast of the Virgin Mary’s Cerement. The Greek word Skepi (Σκέπη) has a complex meaning. First of all, it refers to a cloak or shroud, but it also means protection or intercession. For this reason, the name of the feast is variously translated as the Veil of Our Lady the Protection of the Theotokos or the Intercession of the Virgin Mary.

Blessed Wood that Came out of Paradise

The wood at this icon has been carefully cut and preserved by monks with excellent techniques on processing wood. This naturally aged wood was part of a ceiling beam but when monks renovated the cell and replaced the beam, they thought that these pieces of wood could be used to make beautiful artworks.

On the front of this icon they placed the canvas with the representation of Protection of the Mother of God. On the back side of the icon two parallel cross – beams have been placed to support the image as well as a leather hook. On Mount Athos there are dozens of cells and many of them are located there for centuries. Thanks to Mount Athos Exhibition, these collectible icons can be found in the hands of people who are now able to purchase real treasures of unique spiritual value.

 

As this icon is handmade and the wood processing is made exclusively by hand there might be small differences at the wood but not on the representation

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 19 x 25,5 x 2,5 cm

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Weight0.7 kg

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