Virgin Mary Eleousa – Engraved Serigraph – Mount Athos

Engraved serigraph with Virgin Mary Eleousa. The original icon was found by an 8 year old child in Thessalia, at the village Xyniada.

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 18 x 26 cm

 

 

Description

Engraved Serigraph with Virgin Mary Eleousa

Engraved serigraph with Virgin Mary Eleousa. According to tradition the original icon was found in Thessalia, at the village Xyniada, by a child who saw Theotokos. Virgin Mary appeared at the 8 year old by the name Athanasius Syros, while he was playing. She told the little boy that he had pure heart and She also told him how to find Her icon. The boy told that to the villagers and to his parents but none of them believed him.

Years later an excavating machine came to Xyniada in order to open the streets of the village, but during the excavations they found under the ground the icon of the Virgin Mary. After that the villagers apologized to the children but most of all to Virgin Mary because they didn’t believed to Her appearance and Her words. At the place the icon was found the villagers built a church dedicated to Virgin Mary Eleousa.

Engraved Serigraph: Characteristics

Engraved serigraph with Virgin Mary Eleousa. The engraved iconographies incorporate a special technique, which gives the icon an exceptional aesthetic style. Serigraph is a very popular technique in iconography and is used in many iconography workshops, including those of Mount Athos. In fact at iconographies that are made with this particular technique monks are using both modern and traditional methods. In addition, this particular serigraph is crafted with exceptional quality materials so it remains intact and with bright colours.

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 18 x 26 cm