Saint Aspasia – Gold Plated Lithography – Mount Athos


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Gold plated lithography with Saint Aspasia. She was one of the 40 virgins who died in Edirne, Thrace because of their faith in God.


Origin: Mount Athos


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Gold Plated Lithography with Saint Aspasia

Saint Aspasia was one of the 40 virgins who were martyred in Edirne, Thrace because of their faith in God. Specifically, the ruler of the region arrested them as Christians and urged them to worship idols. When they were interrogated, they all sincerely confessed their faith, while with their prayer they crushed the idols. Then they took them to another place, but on the way Jesus appeared, giving them all courage. Eventually, the soldiers threw the 40 virgins at the beasts, but miraculously they fell asleep and did not touch them. They then lit a fire to burn them, but ten of them jumped into the flames on their own, while the rest were beheaded or slaughtered.

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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