Saint Nicholas – Antique Painting Technique with gold leaf | Mount Athos

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The icon of Saint Nicholas is hand-finished and coated with gold leaf in the halo of the Saint and the background of the icon. The antique painting technique that has been used for its creation as well as the handmade details, make the icon special and collective.
Dimensions: 17 x 27 cm

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The icon of Saint Nicholas | technique

The icon stands out with its handcrafted details and is adorned with gold leafs on the halo of Saint Nicholas and the background of the icon. The antique painting technique that has been used adds extra charm to the icon.

Saint Nicholas – History of the Saint

Our father among the saints Nicholas of Myra, Wonder-worker, was the archbishop of Myra in southern Asia Minor in the fourth century and is also the basis for the Santa Claus legends and imagery which accompany Christmas celebrations in much of the world.

 

While widely honored and venerated, not only in the Orthodox Church, but throughout most Christian groups, little is known historically of the life of Nicholas. He is known to have been archbishop of Myra and he may have participated in the Council of Nicea in 325. In addition to being honored as the patron saint of many countries, notably Greece and Russia, and of cities, he is the patron of many occupational groups, most notably of sea-farers. St. Nicholas is commemorated by the Church on December 6, and also on May 9 (the transfer of his relics) and on July 29 (his nativity).

Origin: Mount Athos
Dimensions: 17 x 27 cm

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Weight 0.9 kg

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