Virgin Mary Sweet Kissing (Glykofilousa) – Icon on naturally aged wood | Mount Athos

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Discover a unique artwork depicting Virgin Mary Sweet Kissing that has been crafted on naturally aged wood. The hagiographer – monk who created it paid special attention to detail with regards to the garments and the halo of the composition.

Dimensions: 19 x 26,5 x 2,5 cm

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Icon with Virgin Mary Sweet Kissing on naturally aged wood

The face of Virgin Mary Sweet Kissing (Glykofilousa) is always close to the face of her child. Christ is nesting frightened inside her arms. His look turns to Virgin Mary while She turns her look to Jesus. The originality of this image lies on the fact that it is one of the icons that survived from the iconoclasm and were miraculously transferred to Mount Athos.

This unique work of Byzantine art was crafted with the utmost fidelity on naturally aged wood from Mount Athos. The hagiographer – monk, has made this magnificent work while paying special attention to detail!


Blessed Wood that came out of Heaven!

Mount Athos Monks deeply appreciate the historical and spiritual significance of the place where they live. They try to use everything around them for the glory of God.

Even perishable materials that seemed to have no use in the past are now utilized by Greek Orthodox Monks. Thus, old woods that are found after the renovation of Holy Cells are used thanks to the wisdom of Greek Orthodox Monks.

Woods that used to be supporting beams in the past are now used for the creation of these collectible icons. They continue to carry the Athonite blessing of Mount Athos since they come straight from this holy place.

Thanks to Mount Athos Exhibition, these collectible icons can be found in the hands of people who are now able to purchase real treasures of unique spiritual value.

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 19 x 26,5 x 2,5

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Weight0.77 kg


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