Saint Alexandra – Gold Plated Lithography – Mount Athos

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Gold plated lithography with Saint Alexandra. According to tradition when she saw the tortures of Saint George the Great Martyr, she believed in Christ.

 

Origin: Mount Athos

 

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Gold Plated Lithography with Saint Alexandra

Saint Alexandra was the wife of the emperor Diocletian and was distinguished for her charities. In fact, when she saw the tortures of Saint George the Great Martyr, she believed in Christ. Seeing the horrible martyrdom he suffered, Saint Alexandra asked the emperor to stop, however he initially thought that his wife had suffered some kind of mental disorder. But when Anastasia confessed her faith in Christ, Diocletian kidnapped her and imprisoned her. In prison the Saint constantly prayed to God and asked him to take her soul because for so long she watched the persecutions of Christians without doing anything. Indeed, her prayer was heard and she finally gave up her last breath in prison two days before the death of the Great Martyr George.

Gold Plated Lithography: Characteristics

This particular icon has been created with the technique of lithography. In addition this icon has been gold plated and as a result the quality and overall aesthetics of the work is being upgraded and it also has embossed letters a technique done entirely by hand. Monks are learning the technique of lithography at iconography workshops at Mount Athos so they can create with love and patience these excellent artworks. At this icon the monk used a lithographic copy of Byzantine art to create this artwork. He also applied the process of artificial maturation by hand to give this icon unique aesthetic value.

 

Origin: Mount Athos

 

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