An exquisite silver Greek Orthodox icon of Panagia Soumela. The original icon was painted by the hand of St. Luke the Evangelist according to tradition.
The icon predates the historic Monastery of Panagia Soumela (386-1923), which was built at Trapezounta in Pontus, on a high rock, where the holy icon was kept for centuries.
The name Soumela comes from the Greek phrase Stou Mela (i.e. at mount Melas) and consequently signifies a particular locality in Pontus. In the Pontic Greek dialect it is pronounced sou Mela. Hence the meaning, Panagia at Mt. Mela.
Made of 950o proof silver on a selected timber frame with the painted parts of the icon painted by hand.
The icon can be 24K gold plated upon request with a small extra charge.
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