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The Root of Jesse – Serigraph on Naturally Aged Wood | Mount Athos

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This icon with the representation of The Root of Jesse is crafted on naturally aged wood. The iconographer monk gave us an elegant work of art.

 

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 27 x 2 cm

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Icon with the Root of Jesse on Naturally Aged Wood

The Root of Jesse or the Tree of Jesse is an iconographic depiction of the Ancestors of Christ. It shows a tree which rises from Jesse of Bethlehem, the father of King David. The most typical form which the Jesse Tree takes is to show the figure of Jesse, often larger than all the rest, reclining or sleeping at the foot of the pictorial space. From his side or his navel springs the trunk of a tree or vine which ascends, branching to either side. On the branches are figures representing the ancestors of Christ. At the center of this tree we can see Virgin Mary holding Jesus Christ. The subject is often seen in Christian art, particularly in that of the Medieval period. Depictions of the Jesse Tree are based on a passage from the Book of Isaiah: «And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots».

Blessed Wood that Came out of Paradise

At this particular icon the iconographer monk used as a base a piece of wood that has long history. The cracks at the surface of the wood confirms its age and the fact that for many years it was part of a door or of a ceiling beam or even part of the furnishings in a cell at Mount Athos. When some of these objects had to be replaced the monks, with absolute respect, kept the old pieces of the wood and after the required maintenance they reused them as a base for these beautiful icons. They are cutting and processing the wood with excellent techniques so they can use it later for their artworks. Renovation works are necessary at many cells so they can remain in good condition and monks can continue to live there.

 

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 27 x 2 cm

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Weight0.7 kg
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