Virgin Mary Hodegetria – Wood Carved Icon

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Virgin Mary Hodegetria is the oldest iconographic type of Virgin Mary Holding Baby Jesus. The colors that have been used in the painting of the picture is what the Athonite, Greek Orthodox tradition requires while the gold leaf applied for the coating of certain sections, is made of 22 carats.

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Panagia Hodegetria is the oldest iconographic type of Virgin Mary Holding Baby Jesus. It owes its name to the treasured icon of the Monastery of Odigon in Constantinople. Its form was prayed in the city and the military camps in order for the warriors to be encouraged in battle and be led to victory.

The wood used for the construction of this wood carved hagiography is a 100% natural product, from prime quality beech, that comes from FSC certified forests. The beech is by nature a heavy, hard and high-strength wood that enables the woodcarver to execute elaborate and highly detailed artworks even when it is carved with the miniaturization process.

The carved iconography consists of three compact pieces, glued together with special, resistant glue, in order to avoid any damage to its coherence. The beech wood that is used is specially processed in an oven to remove the harmful and unnecessary moisture. The colors that have been used in the painting of the picture is what the Athonite, Greek Orthodox tradition requires while the gold leaf applied for the coating of certain sections, is made of 22 carats.

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Weight 8.00 kg
Dimensions 7 x 40 x 62 cm

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