Saint Charalambos – Antique Lithography | Mount Athos

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Antique Lithography with Saint Charalambos. It is believed that at the time of his martyrdom in 202, Charalambos was 113 years old.

 

Origin: Mount Athos

 

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Antique Lithography with Saint Charalambos

At this icon we have the representation of Saint Charalambos who was an early Christian priest in Magnesia, a region of Asia Minor. He lived during the reign of Septimius Severus (193–211), when Lucian was Proconsul of Magnesia. It is believed that at the time of his martyrdom in 202, Charalambos was 113 years old. When the news of his preaching reached the authorities of the area, the proconsul Lucian and military commander Lucius, the saint was arrested and brought to trial, where he confessed his faith in Christ. Despite his advanced age, he was tortured mercilessly. It is said that the Saint gave up his soul to God even before the executioner had laid his sword to his neck.

Antique Lithography: Characteristics

At this icon the iconographer monk used the technique of lithography to create this beautiful work of art. The monk was taught the technique of lithography at the workshops of iconography at the monasteries of Mount Athos. This particular icon was crafted with the Byzantine style with both the technique of lithography and the procedure of artificial maturation by hand. This icon can be an excellent gift for our friends or relatives because it is an artwork made with love from the monks of this holy place.

 

Origin: Mount Athos

 

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