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Saint John the Theologian – Serigraph on Naturally Aged Wood | Mount Athos

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A great icon with the representation of Saint John the Theologian. This is an icon on naturally aged wood from a restored cell at Mount Athos.

 

As this icon is handmade and the wood processing is made exclusively by hand there might be small differences at the wood but not on the representation

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 19 x 22,5 x 2 cm

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Icon with Saint John the Theologian on Naturally Aged Wood

An icon on naturally aged wood with the representation of Saint John the Theologian. Apostle and Evangelist John or Saint John the Theologian or even John the Divine was one of the original twelve Apostles and he also wrote the Gospel bearing his name. According to Orthodox tradition Saint John was  a fisherman and he had a brother, who was Saint James another apostle. Saint John was the youngest of the twelve apostles, and especially close to the Lord. This closeness is often portrayed in icons of the mystical supper, where St. John leans on Jesus. Saint John was exiled to the island of Patmos by Emperor Domitian around 90-95 A.D., and it was there that he received and wrote the Book of Revelation.

Blessed Wood that Came out of Paradise

This naturally aged wood that was used at the icon of  Saint John the Theologian came from a renovated cell from Mount Athos which has suffered many damages through years. Renovation works were necessary to remain in good condition so monks can continue to live there. Monks are replacing doors, window shutters or ceiling beams but they are keeping the pieces of wood so they can reuse them. They are cutting and processing the wood with excellent techniques so they can use it later for their artworks such as these icons. These pieces of wood are part of the history of Mount Athos. So monks reuse them and they are giving us a small piece of this history.

 

As this icon is handmade and the wood processing is made exclusively by hand there might be small differences at the wood but not on the representation

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 19 x 22,5 x 2 cm

 

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Weight0.6 kg
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