In this handmade work of art, that was made by the hagiography workshop Panselinos and is available via the Mount Athos product presentation, Agia Marina is depicted wearing a dark blue tunic with gold edge and cuffs and a maphorion in Byzantine color.
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The Eastern Orthodox Church knows Margaret as Saint Marina and celebrates her feast day on July 17. She is one of the most popular saints not only in the Eastern Church but also in the West. The Holy Great Martyr Marina was born in Asia Minor, in the city of Antioch of Pisidia (southern Asia Minor), into the family of a pagan priest. In infancy she lost her mother and her father gave her into the care of a nursemaid, who raised Marina in the Orthodox Faith.
The governor Olymbrios, charmed with the beautiful girl, tried to persuade her to renounce the Christian Faith and become his wife. But the saint refused his offers. The vexed governor gave the holy martyr over to torture. Having beaten her fiercely, they fastened the saint with nails to a board and decapitated her. The iconography is very dear to all those who serve the Byzantine art of iconography. In this handmade work of art, that was made by monks-hagiographers at the cell of Saint Makarii on Mount Athos and is available via the Mount Athos product presentation, Agia Marina is depicted wearing a dark blue tunic with gold edge and cuffs and a maphorion in Byzantine color. She is portrayed having her left hand in front of the chest while holding a cross with her right one.
The background of the icon is adorned with 22 carat gold leaf by following the Byzantine tradition of Mt Athos.
|Dimensions||3 x 22 x 30 cm|