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

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A beautiful icon with Virgin Mary Hodegetria on naturally aged wood from Mount Athos. Even the cracks at the surface of the wood are creating a beautiful result with high aesthetic value.

 

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: 18,5 x 25 x 2 cm

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Icon with Virgin Mary Hodegetria on Naturally Aged Wood

A beautiful icon with the representation of Virgin Mary Hodegetria. According to Orthodox tradition the icon of Virgin Mary Hodegetria is the first icon of the Church and the prototype is said to have been painted by the Apostle Luke and later it was sent in Constantinople. However there is another version that says that the prototype has long been in the Katholikon of the Monastery of Vatopedi.

Tradition says 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.

Blessed Wood that Came out of Paradise

This is a beautiful icon, not only because of the beautiful iconography on canvas but also of the wood which was used by the monk who created this artwork. This naturally aged wood was part of a cell at Mount Athos but when monks renovated the place and replaced the beams and doors, they thought that these pieces of wood could be used to make icons. The wood that was used at this icon came from a renovated cell and it has been carefully cut and preserved by monks with excellent techniques on processing wood. 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

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 18,5 x 25 x 2 cm

 

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Weight 0.67 kg
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