Saint Paraskevi – Wood Carved Icon – Mount Athos


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A wood carved icon with the representation of Saint Paraskevi. For this particular wood carved icon the iconographer – monk used the technique of micro-craftsmanship or micro-woodcarving.


Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 20 x 25 x 5,5 cm

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Wood Carved Icon with Saint Paraskevi

A beautiful icon with Saint Paraskevi, the Parthenomartyr. She had an excellent education from both secular and scriptural instructors. However having a higher goal in life, Saint Paraskevi rejected any marriage proposals. She left Rome at the age of 30 and began her holy mission, passing through many cities and villages. Antoninus Pius ruled Rome at this time, and eventually heard of Saint Paraskevi’s holy mission. Attracted by her beauty and humility he tried to make her denounce her faith, even promising to marry her and make her an empress. She refused and after that she was thrown into prison.

Antoninus then prepared a large cauldron of oil and tar, boiled the mixture and then had Paraskevi immersed in it. Miraculously she stood in it as if she being refreshed rather than burned. Angered, Antoninus approached the cauldron only to be blinded by the hot steam. But Saint Paraskevi prayed to God and he regained his sight. Some years ago the provincial eparchs Asclepius and Tarasios captured Saint Paraskevi, they tortured her and a little later she was convicted and condemned to death by beheading.

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: 20 x 25 x 5,5 cm

Additional information

Weight 1.1 kg
Dimensions 20 × 25 × 5.5 cm


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