Saint Eudocia – Gold Plated Lithography – Mount Athos

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A gold plated lithography with Saint Eudocia. A beautiful icon with embossed letters a technique done entirely by hand.

 

Origin: Mount Athos

 

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Gold Plated Lithography with Saint Eudocia

Saint Eudocia was born in Phenicia and from a young age she lived a sinful life. However, when at some point she became seriously ill she decided to leave her hometown, but she returned a year later. Then, hearing about the Christian faith, she is baptized, while she saw in a vision angels leading her to heaven. After her baptism, her whole life changed. She donated all her money to the church and she went in a monastery living an ascetic life. From there, however, soldiers kidnap her and lead her to trial, but now the power of her faith was such that with her prayer she managed to resurrect the king’s child, as a result of which he also became a Christian. Eventually, she was beheaded some time later by another ruler.

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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