Saint Euthymius – Gold Plated Lithography  – Mount Athos

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An exceptional work of art, this particular gold plated lithography is distinguished for its aesthetics. At this icon the monk applied the process of artificial maturation by hand.

 

Origin: Mount Athos

 

 

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Gold Plated Lithography with Saint Euthymius

Saint Euthymius the Great was born at Melitine in Armenia and his faithful parents were blessed to have a child in old age. Τhey dedicated the child to God and gave him the name Euthymius because with his birth gave them joy. At the year 406 AD he went to Jerusalem and he closed himself in the cave of Saint Theoctistus where he lived in an ascetic way. At that time many monks gathered around him and elected him abbot. Saint Euthymius had received from God the foresighted gift and the power to make miracles. At some point with a small amount of breads he managed to feed four hundred people who had visited his cell on the same day. Also many women managed to have a child with the prayers of the saint.

Gold Plated Lithography: Characteristic

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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