Saint Anastasia – Gold Plated Lithography – Mount Athos


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Gold plated lithography with Saint Anastasia from Rome. At this icon the monk used a lithographic copy of Byzantine art to create this artwork.


Origin: Mount Athos


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Gold Plated Lithography with Saint Anastasia from Rome

Saint Anastasia came from Rome and when her parents died, who were rich, she decided to distribute her property to the poor and she retired to a monastery. Because of her faith she was arrested and taken to prison, where the local ruler asked her to renounce Christ, as she was too young to die. She, however, answered with courage that neither the beautiful appearance nor the riches interested her, only Christ. Her persecutor, who was angry with her response, first flogged her, then laid her on burning coals and tore her body, while many more tortures followed until she was finally beheaded. Throughout the torture, Saint Anastasia remained steadfast in her faith, infuriating the soldiers.

Gold Plated Lithography: Characteristics

This particular icon has been created with the technique of lithography and it 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. In addition this icon has been gold plated and as a result the quality and overall aesthetics of the work is being upgraded.


Origin: Mount Athos


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