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Virgin Mary Giatrissa – Airbrush on Naturally Aged Wood – Mount Athos

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A beautiful icon with Virgin Mary Giatrissa on naturally aged wood crafted with the airbrush technique. This piece of wood used to be part of a cell in the past but now is used for the creation of this collectible icon.

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 25.5 x 31 x 2.5 cm

 

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Airbrush Technique with Virgin Mary Giatrissa on Naturally Aged Wood 

An icon of Virgin Mary Giatrissa, one of the many epithets used for Theotokos, crafted with the airbrush technique. She is the one who heals the body and soul, who relieves pain and gives courage to people. She is the loving Mother of all Christians. It is estimated that Virgin Mary has about 500 epithets depending on the way She was painted, the place where Her churches and monasteries are or even from traditions. In Greece there is a church dedicated to Panagia Giatrissa, located in Loutraki, Corinthia. That icon came as a gift from Jerusalem, stayed there and later citizens of the town built a beautiful church dedicated to this particular icon of Virgin Mary. There is also a historic monastery in Taygetos, which is dedicated to Panagia Giatrissa.

Blessed Wood that Came Out of Paradise

This naturally aged wood that was used at the icon with the representation of Virgin Mary Giatrissa 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. The representation of Virgin Mary was created with the airbrush technique, a very difficult technique that requires concentration, experience and patience.

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 25.5 x 31 x 2.5 cm

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Weight0.8 kg
Dimensions25.5 × 31 × 2.5 cm

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