Saint Glykeria – Gold Plated Lithography – Mount Athos

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Gold plated lithography with Saint Glykeria. According to tradition the pagans tried to stone her, but the stones did not touch her.

 

Origin: Mount Athos

 

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Gold Plated Lithography with Saint Glykeria

Saint Glykeria was born in Traianoupolis and from an early age she embraced Christianity. When the ruler of the region learned that the Saint was trying to spread her beliefs, he called her to an apology. However, the girl with incredible courage not only did not deny that she was a Christian, but proudly spoke of the one and only God. The ruler became enraged and asked her to sacrifice to the idols something she refused. Instead she prayed to God and miraculously the statue of Zeus in front of her was torn to pieces. The pagans tried to stone her, but the stones did not touch her. The torture continued and finally the ruler ordered her thrown to the wild beasts, resulting in her death.

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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