Icon with Silver – Virgin Mary Gerontissa

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The engraved details on the maphorion of Virgin Mary Gerontissa and the radial silver halo which perfectly matches the prototype of the icon, speak about the value of this unique work of Byzantine art which is available via Mount Athos Products Exhibition.
Dimensions: 10×22 cm

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Icon with Silver depicting Virgin Mary Gerontissa

In the Holy Monastery of Pantokratoros on Mount Athos the Holy icon « Virgin Mary Gerontissa» is kept which took its name by a miracle that took place right before the death of an abbot. The icon is adorned with silver 950 as well as wonderful embossed designs. A unique handmade work of art that stands out with its handmade details.

The original icon of Virgin Mary Gerontissa and the miracles associated with the icon!

In this unique icon, which can be found on the pillar of the left choir of the Monastery, the Blessed Virgin is shown standing in an attitude of supplication. Virgin Mary is not holding Christ in her hands. On the Silver coating of the icon a storage jar overflowing is depicted, reminding us of a miracle of Theotokos when she filled with oil the empty storage jars of the Monastery.

During a raid of the Sacarens one of them attempted to split the icon in pieces in order to light his pipe with it, but he immediately lost his sight and full of anger threw the icon in the nearby water well. However he suffered so much during the hour of his death that he told his son to go to the Holy Mountain and rescue the icon from the water well.

He was surprised to find the icon untouched inside the water well, standing upright while a candle was lighting in front of Virgin Mary.

They immediately took the icon out of the well and placed it inside the Katholikon of the Monastery.

Inside the water well that hosted for years the Holy Image, the Holy Water can be found as well as a burning candle.

The silver details of the artwork

The engraved details on the maphorion of Virgin Mary and the radial halo which perfectly matches the prototype of the icon, speak about the value of this unique work of Byzantine art which is available via Mount Athos Products Exhibition.

 

Dimensions: 10×22 cm

Additional information

Weight0.8 kg
Dimensions10 × 22 cm

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