Virgin Mary Hodegetria – Antique Serigraph | Mount Athos

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A serigraph with Virgin Mary Hodegetria crafted by a monk at Mount Athos. A work of art with artificial maturation that gives the icon great aesthetic value.

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 27 x 34 x 4 cm

 

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Antique Serigraph with Virgin Mary Hodegetria

An icon with the representation of Virgin Mary Hodegetria. According to Orthodox tradition the prototype has long been in the Katholikon of the Monastery of Vatopedi. However the icon disappeared and was found later at another monastery, like Virgin Mary was choosing the place She wanted to be.

It is said that in 1730 the icon suddenly disappeared from its place, although the gates of the Monastery were locked and was found at the Monastery of Xenophontos. Everyone thought that someone had stolen it, and so the icon was brought back to its old place. But a short while afterwards the same incident happened again. The monks from Vatopedi were now convinced that this was a miracle and decided to respect the will of Theotokos. From that day this icon is at the Monastery of Xenophontos.

Serigraph: Characteristics

Serigraph is a common technique in iconography and as a result is being taught and used in many iconography workshops including the ones at Mount Athos. At iconographies that are made with this particular technique monks are using traditional methods, which means that the iconographer creates the biggest part of the icon by hand and with less participation of technology. The artificial maturation of the iconographies is also handmade and gives at these works of art collectable value. These are exact copies of Byzantine art with an intense charm of old. This iconography is created with excellent materials in natural wood and the painted surface is covered with pure beeswax so it remains intact and with bright colours.

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 27 x 34 x 4 cm

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Weight1.2 kg
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