Virgin Mary Pantanassa

720,00

The whole presentation has been placed on a gold background which is crafted with 24K genuine gold leaf. The monks-hagiographers from the Skete of Saint Anne, Mt Athos, lay the gold in the background of the icon. The gold in the byzantine art, manages not only to eliminate the three dimensions of space but to also transfer the bodies into spirits.

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Description

In this handmade and collectable piece of byzantine art, Virgin Mary is depicted sitting on her throne, while Jesus is sitting on her lap. She is flanked by the archangels Michael and Gabriel who bow before the Mother of God and her child.

The whole presentation has been placed on a gold background which is crafted with 24K genuine gold leaf. The monks-hagiographers from the Skete of Saint Anne, Mt Athos, lay the gold in the background of the icon. The gold in the byzantine art, manages not only to eliminate the three dimensions of space but to also transfer the bodies into spirits. Accordingly, in obedience to these principles, the throne of Virgin Mary is made with a free perspective that does not obey to physical laws. The setting is symbolic. Since the law of the rectilinear propagation of light does not apply, the depicted persons and things do not leave shades behind them and are illustrated without weight and volume. The composition is characterized by its unadorned beauty.

It is entirely handcrafted with egg powder and polished so as to maintain unchanged by the ravages of time. It is a collectible work of byzantine art which is available exclusively from Mount Athos Products Exhibition with the approval and blessing of the Holy Skete of Mount Athos.

Additional information

Weight 1.50 kg
Dimensions 20 x 25 cm