Saint Spyridon – Antique Lithography | Mount Athos

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Antique lithography with Saint Spyridon. This particular icon was crafted with the Byzantine style with both the technique of lithography and the procedure of artificial maturation by hand.

 

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Antique Lithography with Saint Spyridon

Saint Spyridon was born in 270 AD, in Cyprus from a wealthy family of shepherds. He worked as a shepherd, he got married and had one daughter, Irene but after the death of his wife, Spyridon entered a monastery. He became Bishop of Trimythous and he took part in the first Ecumenical council and the miracles he has done are infinite. He is the Protector of Corfu, where his relics are kept. It is said that when the Arabs took Cyprus, Spyridon’s body was disinterred and taken to Constantinople. The relics were found to be incorrupt and contained a sprig of basil both of which were taken as a sign of divine confirmation of his sanctity.

Antique Lithography: Characteristics

At this icon the iconographer monk used the technique of lithography to create this beautiful work of art. The monk was taught the technique of lithography at the workshops of iconography at the monasteries of Mount Athos. This particular icon was crafted with the Byzantine style with both the technique of lithography and the procedure of artificial maturation by hand. This icon can be an excellent gift for our friends or relatives because it is an artwork made with love from the monks of this holy place.

 

OriginMount Athos

 

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