Hand painted icons of Virgin Mary

Panaghia Axion Esti

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A beautiful Greek Orthodox icon of Panaghia Axion Esti, handmade & hand painted by an expert Greek hagiographer.

Maria, the Mother of God, is the "Patron Saint" of the Spiritual Republic of Mt. Athos. In one of the magnificent monasteries there is a huge icon on the Blessed Virgin Mary which has been titled "Axion Esti," meaning 'it is worthy to bless Thee, the Virgin'. This beautiful icon was painted in the 10th century and has since graced the sacred walls of the Cathedral of Mt. Athos.

Made using traditional materials (selected aged timber frames, egg tempera, 24K gold leaf, natural powder paint and varnishes) and old techniques. It is an exact reproduction of an  antique Byzantine masterpiece.

The icon bears the artist's signature on the front and the certificate of authenticity on the back.

We can have any image or Christian scene hand made on commission. Please take a look at an indicative list of additional icons available, or contact us for more information.


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Hand painted on wood & 24k gold leaf
 
$139.00
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