Saint Eutychia – Gold Plated Lithography – Mount Athos

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Gold plated lithography with Saint Eutychia. The Holy Confessors, Agathon, Eutychia, Kasia and Philippa, were all minor children.

 

Origin: Mount Athos

 

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Gold Plated Lithography with Saint Eutychia

The Holy Confessors, Agathon, Eutychia, Kasia and Philippa, were all minor children and lived during the reign of Emperor Diocletian. They belonged to the Christians of Thessaloniki and did not hesitate to confess their faith. They were arrested in 304 AD and were brought before the prefect to be tried on the charge of refusing to eat from the animals sacrificed to the idols. However, all four bravely confessed their faith in God despite the threats they received even for their own lives. Eventually, because they were still children, the prefect feared that if he killed them there would be reactions and so they were sentenced to confinement in the prison. Their strength of faith and courage was an example to be imitated by the people of Thessaloniki.

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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