Virgin Mary Pantanassa – Antique Serigraph | Mount Athos


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This is a beautiful serigraph with the representation o fVirgin Mary Pantanassa. Theotokos is enthroned holding Her Son and the prototype is located at the monastery of Vatopaidi.


Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 24 x 50 x 2  cm


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Antique Serigraph with Virgin Mary Pantanassa

Virgin Mary Pantanassa means «Most-Holy Queen of All». Pantanassa is a miraculous icon of Virgin Mary from the Holy Monastery of Vatopedi and depicts Theotokos enthroned and holding Her Son. According to tradition the first record of the icon’s miraculous powers is from the witness of Elder Joseph. It is said that one day a young man from Cyprus went to visit the Monastery but when he entered into the church a glowing light radiating from the face of the Theotokos and an invisible power pushed him down to the ground.

When the young man recovered from his fall, he confessed that he didn’t believe to God and that he was a participant in the black arts. But from that moment he changed his life and became an Orthodox Christian. There are many miracles also occurring in Russia, where two identical copies of the Vatopedi icon were sent at the request of the Patriarch of Moscow.

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: 24 x 50 x 2  cm

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Weight 1.25 kg


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