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Saint Catherine – Serigraph on Naturally Aged Wood | Mount Athos

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A beautiful serigraph with the representation of Saint Catherine on naturally aged wood. This piece of wood used to be part of a cell in the past but now is used for the creation of this collectible icon.

 

As this icon is handmade and the wood processing is made exclusively by hand there might be small differences at the wood but not on the representation

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 20 x 27 x 2 cm

 

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Icon with Saint Catherine on Naturally Aged Wood

A serigraph with 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 during the reign of the emperor Maximian (286–305). 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, Christianity, 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 her to be beheaded.

Blessed Wood that Came out of Paradise

This naturally aged wood that was used at the icon of Saint Catherine came from a renovated cell from Mount Athos which has suffered many damages through years. Renovation works were necessary to remain in good condition so monks can continue to live there. Monks are replacing doors, window shutters or ceiling beams but they are keeping the pieces of wood so they can reuse them. They are cutting and processing the wood with excellent techniques so they can use it later for their artworks such as these icons. These pieces of wood are part of the history of Mount Athos. So monks reuse them and they are giving us a small piece of this history.

 

As this icon is handmade and the wood processing is made exclusively by hand there might be small differences at the wood but not on the representation

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 20 x 27 x 2 cm

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Weight0.85 kg
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