Virgin Mary Hodegetria of Sinai – Antique Serigraph | Mount Athos

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A beautiful antique serigraph with the representation of Virgin Mary Hodegetria of Sinai. The iconographer monk was inspired from an icon at the monastery of Saint Catherine of Sinai.

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 19,5 x 28 x 2 cm

 

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Antique Serigraph with Virgin Mary Hodegetria of Sinai

An excellent serigraph of Virgin Mary Hodegetria of Sinai. The iconographer was inspired from an icon at the monastery of Saint Catherine of Sinai where Virgin Mary is depicted sad and with the special characteristics of the holy figures as they are represented at the icons at Sinai. This particular serigraph represents Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus at the right side of her arms, like the one which is located at the monastery at Sinai. Also both Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ, at this icon, are wearing dark garments. Virgin Mary Hodegetria which is located at the monastery at Sinai is a portable icon, is dated at the first half of 13th century and comes from an unknown iconographer. In fact it is considered as one of the biggest treasures of the monastery of Saint Catherine at Sinai.

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: 19,5 x 28 x 2 cm

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Weight0.6 kg
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