An exquisite Greek Orthodox Icon of St Paraskevi
, handmade & handpainted by an expert Greek hagiographer.
Saint Paraskevi was born to a rich family of Iconium. Her parents were Christian, and Paraskevi was named as such (the name means “Friday” in Greek
) because she was baptized on a Friday and because Friday was the day of Christ's Passion.
Paraskevi became a preacher, and according to tradition, converted a man named Antoninus to Christianity. She was subsequently martyred at Iconium during the persecutions of Diocletian.
Made using traditional materials (selected aged timber frames, egg tempera, 24K gold leaf, natural powder paint and varnishes) and old techniques, this icon is an exact reproduction of an antique Byzantine masterpiece.
The icon bears the artist's signature on the front and the seal of authenticity on the back.
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