Saint Catherine – Icon with polished gold

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A beautiful iIcon with polished gold with the representation of Saint Catherine. This is a work of art which obeys to the standards of Byzantine art.

 

This icon is available by order in one month

 

Dimensions: 25 x 35 cm

 

 

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Description

Icon with polished gold with Saint Catherine

Saint Catherine or Great Martyr Saint Catherine or Catherine of Alexandria. According to Orthodox tradition she was the daughter of Constus, the governor of Alexandria. She devoted herself to study and it is known that a vision of Virgin Mary and Jesus persuaded her to become a Christian. When the persecutions began under Maxentius, she went to the emperor and rebuked him for his cruelty. He was surprised by her courage and he called the best pagan philosophers and orators to dispute with her.

He was hoping that they could make Catherine to refuse her faith and that would be a great victory for him. But after some time it was obvious that Catherine had won the debate. She was then scourged and imprisoned but twelve days later, when the dungeon was opened she came forth even more radiant and beautiful. The furious emperor condemned Catherine to death on a spiked breaking wheel, but, at her touch, it shattered. After that he ordered to be beheaded.

Unique icon of Βyzantine art: Characteristics

An icon crafted by hand with gold leaf of 22 K. This is a work of art which obeys to the standards of Byzantine art from the colours of the icon to the style that was used by the famous iconographer George Sidiropoulos. At this particular icon he used polished gold, a technique that gives a flawless aesthetic effect. This is an icon with polished gold in order to maintain the brightness and the vividness of the iconography. The processing of the gold has created a smooth surface which in combination with the style of the icon has given us a collectible icon. The artwork has been executed with particular mastery by professor George Sidiropoulos who used a technique that gives an exceptional aesthetic effect.

 

This icon is available by order in one month

 

Dimensions: 25 x 35 cm

 

 

Additional information

Weight 1.15 kg

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