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Virgin Mary of Sorrows – Serigraph on Naturally Aged Wood | Mount Athos

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A beautiful serigraph with Virgin Mary of Sorrows or Virgin Mary with Seven Swords, that belongs to the special category of artworks made on naturally aged wood. These pieces of wood comes from renovated cells at Mount Athos carrying inside them the blessings of the monks.

 

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: 26 x 34 x 2,5 cm

 

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Icon with Virgin Mary of Sorrows on Naturally Aged Wood

This is a beautiful icon made with the technique of serigraph with the extremely rare representation of Virgin Mary of Sorrows – Seven Swords. At this icon we have a representation of Virgin Mary with three swords at every shoulder and a seventh one pierces Her heart. This representation symbolizes Her great sorrow for losing Her only son. In russian traditional stories icons and amulets with Virgin Mary of Sorrows are placed in the entrance of a house to protect it from illness, jealousy and evil eye.

The icon is related to the prophecy of Saint Simeon the theologian recorded by the evangelist Luke «a sword will go through your heart…» (Luke 2,35). This passage refers to the pain that Virgin Mary would feel at the time of separation from her beloved Son, when He would be led to the death of the Cross in front of her eyes. The Virgin Mary of Sorrows- Seven Swords is also known as the «prophecy of Simeon». Honored by the Church on August 13th.

Blessed Wood that Came out of Paradise

The wood at this icon has been carefully cut and preserved by monks with excellent techniques on processing wood. This piece of naturally aged wood was part of a ceiling beam or a door but when monks renovated the cell and replaced them, they thought that these pieces of wood could be used to make beautiful artworks. The monks, with absolute respect, kept the old pieces of the wood and after the required maintenance they reuse them as a base for these beautiful icons. 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: 26 x 34 x 2,5 cm

 

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Weight1.2 kg
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