Saint Nectariοs – Wood Carved Icon – Mount Athos

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This beautiful wood carved icon with Saint Nectarios, is a handmade art work which is made with linden wood. It is well known that monks at Mount Athos have great skills at woodworking, treatment and preservation of wood.

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 14 x 16.5 x 4 cm

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Wood Carved Icon with Saint Nectarios

An excellent wood carved icon with the representation of Saint Nectarios of Aegina or the Wonderworker of Aegina, who was officially recognized as a Saint by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople in 1961. He wrote, published, preached and heard confessions. Many people had regarded Nektarios as a Saint while he was still alive, because of his purity of life and the miracles he performed. In 1904, at the request of several nuns, he established Holy Trinity Monastery for them on the island of Aegina, where he also lived for the rest of his life as a monk.

The first posthumous miracle took place when the shirt of St. Nectarios was accidentally placed on the neighboring bed and a paralyzed man who was lying there was suddenly healed. His blessed memory is celebrated by the Church on November 9th. The funeral of St. Nectarios was attended by multitudes of people from all parts of Greece and Egypt.

Wood Carved Icon: Characteristics

This particular wood carved icon belongs to a special category of icons – artworks that are famous for the exceptional details at saints depiction, the high level technique that is used, as well as for the skills of the monks at woodworking. This is a unique handmade work of art which is made with linden wood. It is well known that monks at Mount Athos have great skills at woodworking, treatment and preservation of wood something that is obvious not only from the wood carved icons but also from the wood carved iconostasis they make at their churches and monasteries.

For this particular wood carved icon the monk used the technique of micro-craftsmanship or micro-woodcarving in order to be depicted with every detail the forms and facial features of the saints. After the first process and rubbing of the wood comes the painting of the wood with ecological color and then follows the disinfestation process so that the wood stays in excellent condition for more than 100 years.

 

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 14 x 16.5 x 4 cm

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 16.5 × 14 × 4 cm

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