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Virgin Mary Vrefokratousa – Serigraph on Naturally Aged Wood | Mount Athos

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A great icon with Virgin Mary Vrefokratousa placed on wood of natural aging. The wood comes from a restored cell of Mount Athos.

 

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: 20 x 22 x 2 cm

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Description

Icon with Virgin Mary Vrefokratousa on Naturally Aged Wood

The collectible icon of Virgin Mary Vrefokratousa on a canvas is placed on wood of natural aging. Virgin Mary has a beautiful halo. The wood has cracks and relief texture, elements that gives charm to the Byzantine style of the icon. This is a unique icon with Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus in her arms like every mother does. The wood where the icon is placed comes from a restored cell of Mount Athos. The monks took care to keep it intact from renovation work. They aged it according to the traditional techniques they use in the carved temple and used it, transforming it into an icon.

Blessed Wood that Came out of Paradise

This naturally aged wood that was used at the icon of Virgin Mary Vrefokratousa came from a renovated cell from Mount Athos which has suffered many damages through years. Renovation works were necessary to remain in good condition so monks can continue to live there. Monks are replacing doors, window shutters or ceiling beams but they are keeping the pieces of wood so they can reuse them. They are cutting and processing the wood with excellent techniques so they can use it later for their artworks such as these icons. These pieces of wood are part of the history of Mount Athos. So monks reuse them and they are giving us a small piece of this history.

 

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: 20 x 22 x 2 cm

Additional information

Weight0.57 kg
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