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Saint Marina – Serigraph on Naturally Aged Wood

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A serigraph with the representation of Saint Marina who is one of the most popular saints not only in the Eastern Church but also in the West. Ιn several icons she appears to defeat a demon.

 

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

 

Dimensions: 25 x 34 x 2,5 cm

Origin: Mount Athos

 

 

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Serigraph with Saint Marina on Naturally Aged Wood

A beautiful serigraph with the representation of Saint Marina who is one of the most popular saints not only in the Eastern Church but also in the West. Ιn several icons she appears to defeat a demon, who tried to tempt her to stop her prayers while she was in prison, but failed. The Holy Great Martyr Marina was born in Asia Minor, in the city of Antioch of Pisidia, 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.

Blessed Wood that Came Out of Paradise

This naturally aged wood that was used at the icon 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

 

 

Dimensions: 25 x 34 x 2,5 cm

Origin: Mount Athos

 

 

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Weight 1.194 kg

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