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Saint Stylianos – Serigraph on Naturally Aged Wood – Mount Athos

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The special characteristic of this icon is the naturally aged wood the monk used which comes from a renovated cell. A beautiful icon with the representation of Saint Stylianos.

 

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

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 19 x 25 x 1.5 cm

 

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Icon with Saint Stylianos on Naturally Aged Wood

A great serigraph with the representation of Saint Stylianos also known as Stylianos the Hermit. Saint Stylianos is known as a protector of children, especially orphans and that is why he is depicted in iconography holding an swaddled infant in his arms. According to tradition he distributed his inheritance among the poor, and left the city to live in a monastery. His zealous devotion and asceticism provoked jealousy on the part of other monks, so he left the monastery to live as a hermit in a cave in the wilderness, where he spent his time in prayer and fasting. He was known for his love to the children. Sometimes parents were  leaving their children with him for a period of time in order for them to receive some spiritual guidance.

Blessed Wood that Came out of Paradise

This naturally aged wood that was used at the icon with the representation of Saint Stylianos 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

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 19 x 25 x 1.5 cm

 

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Weight0.4 kg
Dimensions25 × 19 × 1.5 cm

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