The hagiographer monk depicted the scriptural characteristics of St. Anne on a natural carved wood with respect to Byzantine art of hagiography. The icon is adorned with 22 carat gold leaf and is entirely hand crafted.
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In this handmade icon, painted by the monks at the Holy Cell of Saint Makarii and the region of Saint Basil on Mount Athos, Saint Anne, the mother of Virgin Mary, is depicted. She was the youngest daughter of the priest Nathan from Bethlehem and descended from the tribe of Levi. She married St Joachim (September 9), who was a native of Galilee.
For a long time St Anna was childless, but after twenty years, through the fervent prayer of both spouses, Joachim and Anna, an angel of the Lord announced to them that they would be the parents of a daughter, who would bring blessings to the whole human race. St Anna lived devoutly and quietly, using only a third of her income for herself and giving a third to the poor and a third to the Temple. There is a Cloister on Mount Athos dedicated to her name. No other feast of women is celebrated on Mount Athos except for the ones of Virgin Mary and the “Grandmother” Saint Anna, as she is affectionately called by the Athonite monks.
Based on these facts the hagiographer monk depicted the scriptural characteristics of St. Anne on a natural carved wood with fidelity and respect to Byzantine art of hagiography, as it was taught to him on Mt Athos. The icon is adorned with 22 carat gold leaf and is entirely hand crafted.
|Dimensions||2 x 22 x 30 cm|