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

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A beautiful icon with Virgin Mary Glykofilousa on naturally aged wood which comes from a renovated cell at Mount Athos. In Orthodox iconography is one of the most beloved themes.

 

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: 20 x 22 x 2 cm

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Icon with Virgin Mary Glykofilousa on Naturally Aged Wood

An icon on naturally aged wood from Mount Athos. It is Known that the original icon of Virgin Mary Glykofilousa was property of Victoria, wife of the senator Symeon, who, in order to save it threw it into the sea. The icon, floating upright on the waves, reached the arsanas of the Monastery of Philotheou, where it was received with great honour and rejoicing by the fathers of the Monastery. At the point on the shore where they placed the icon, holy water gushed out. The face of Virgin Mary Sweet Kissing (Glykofilousa) is always close to the face of her child. Christ is nesting inside her arms. His look turns to Virgin Mary while She turns her look to Jesus. Virgin Mary is Known by many different epithets that has been given to Her through the history of Orthodox Church.

Blessed Wood that Came out of Paradise

That piece of naturally aged wood used to be part of a door leaf at a cell at Mount Athos. When the cell was renovated because it has suffered many damages through years monks kept the pieces of that old wood to use them as a base at the icons they create. Renovation works were necessary so the cell could  remain in good condition and monks can continue to live there. Every part of this cell is connected with the monks who lived there and carries within blessings and prayers from many years ago. At Mount Athos there are dozens of cells and some of them are located there for centuries. The old wood has been carefully cut and preserved by monks with excellent techniques on processing wood. On the front they placed the canvas with the representation of Virgin Mary. On the back side of the icon two parallel cross – beams have been placed to support the image as well as a leather hook.

 

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: 20 x 22 x 2 cm

 

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