Saint Charalambos – Gold Plated Lithography – Mount Athos

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A beautiful gold plated lithography with Saint Charalambos. It is believed that at the time of his martyrdom he was 113 years old.

 

Origin: Mount Athos

 

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Gold Plated 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.

Gold Plated Lithography: Characteristics

This particular icon has been created with the technique of lithography and it 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. In addition this icon has been gold plated and as a result the quality and overall aesthetics of the work is being upgraded.

 

Origin: Mount Athos

 

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