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Virgin Mary Eleousa – Serigraph on Naturally Aged Wood | Mount Athos

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A beautiful icon with the representation of Virgin Mary Eleousa. This is an icon on naturally aged wood from a restored cell at Mount Athos.

 

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: 18,5 x 23 x 2 cm

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Icon with Virgin Mary Eleousa on Naturally Aged Wood

A beautiful icon 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.

Blessed Wood that Came out of Paradise

This naturally aged wood that was used at the icon of Virgin Mary 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: 18,5 x 23 x 2 cm

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Weight 0.55 kg
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