Saint James the Just – Gold Plated Lithography – Mount Athos


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A beautiful gold plated lithography with Saint James the Just. An icon crafted according the Byzantine standards and with embossed letters a technique done entirely by hand.


Origin: Mount Athos


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Gold Plated Lithography with Saint James the Just 

According to tradition Saint James the Just was the son of Joseph from a previous marriage and for that reason he was also called the Brother of the Lord. In fact he became the first bishop of Jerusalem and he is the one who wrote the first Divine Liturgy of the Christian Church. Saint James the Just did not follow Jesus during his life. However after the resurrection when Jesus appeared to him he undertook a series of activities in the first church. It is characteristic that Jesus appeared first to James and then to the other Apostles. He has been given the characterization of the just and is said to have died by stoning.

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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