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The Last Supper – 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 The Last Supper.

 

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: 54 x 38 x 4 cm

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Icon with The Last Supper on Naturally Aged Wood

The Last Supper is the final meal that Jesus shared with his Apostles in Jerusalem before his crucifixion. The four canonical Gospels all state that the Last Supper took place towards the end of the week, after Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem and that Jesus and his apostles shared a meal shortly before Jesus was crucified at the end of that week. During this meal Jesus predicts his betrayal by one of the apostles present and foretells that before the next morning, Peter will thrice deny knowing him. It is well known that the Last Supper is filled with symbolism. It was the Passover meal and Jesus is the sacrificial lamb. He uses bread to symbolize his body. The bread is broken and given to be shared, just as his body will be broken and his life given up for others.

Blessed Wood that Came out of Paradise

This naturally aged wood that was used at the icon of The Last Supper 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: 54 x 38 x 4 cm

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Weight3.1 kg
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