Saint Daniel – Gold Plated Lithography  – Mount Athos

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A great gold plated lithography with Prophet Daniel, one of the four Great Prophets. This particular icon follows all the standards of the Byzantine art.

 

Origin: Mount Athos

 

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Gold Plated Lithography with Saint Daniel

Prophet Daniel is one of the four Great Prophets, he was  descended from the royal family of David and the Church honors him on December 17th. He was taken into captivity by Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon and served the king and his successors with loyalty and ability for many years. It is known that he was educated in the imperial court and when he became an adult the king gave him a great position in the state. According to tradition Daniel had the charisma to interpret dreams and to prophesy and later he also prophesied the coming of Jesus. When Darius threw him into the pit with the lions because he was praying, he came out unscathed. Darius saw that miracle and kept Daniel at his court where he remained and died in old age.

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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