Virgin Mary Pantanassa – Antique Serigraph | Mount Athos

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This antique serigraph with Virgin Mary Pantanassa is crafted by a monk from Mount Athos. The artificial maturation is handmade and gives this icon unique value.

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 20,5 x 24,5 x 3 cm

 

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Antique Serigraph with Virgin Mary Pantanassa

A serigraph with Virgin Mary Pantanassa which means «Queen of All» and  is one of the traditional epithets of the Virgin Mary in Greek Orthodoxy. The icon of Theotokos Pantanassa, made according ​​to the original icon, which is located at the Holy Great Monastery of Vatopedi. This miraculous icon is portable of the 17th century and is located on the left wing of the north-eastern column of the Catholikon of the Vatopedi Monastery.

The first record of the icon’s miraculous powers concerns a young man from Cyprus. When he entered into the church there was a glowing light radiating from the face of Virgin Mary  and an invisible power pushed the young man down to the ground. When he recovered from his fall, he began to weep and confessed that he didn’t believe and was a participant in the black arts. He changed his life and became an Orthodox Christian.

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: 20,5 x 24,5 x 3 cm

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Weight0.9 kg
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