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

90.00

Rated 0 out of 5
(be the first to review)

Discover an authentic icon from Mount Athos with the representation of Virgin Mary Giatrissa on naturally aged wood. The wood came from a renovated cell and monks decided to cut it and reuse it at their works 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!

 

Dimensions: 25 x 35 x 2.5 cm

Origin: Mount Athos

Άμεσα διαθέσιμο - Παράδοση 1 έως 3 ημέρες / In stock

Description

Serigraph with Virgin Mary Giatrissa on Naturally Aged Wood

Virgin Mary Giatrissa is one of the many epithets used for Theotokos. 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

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 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, are keeping the old pieces of the wood and after the required maintenance they reuse 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

 

Dimensions: 25 x 35 x 2.5 cm

Origin: Mount Athos

 

Additional information

Weight 0.958 kg

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Virgin Mary Giatrissa – Serigraph on Naturally Aged Wood | Mount Athos”