Righteous Aglaia & St. Boniface

Righteous Aglaia & St. Boniface

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$189.00
An exquisite Greek Orthodox Icon of Martyr Boniface and Righteous Aglaida of Rome, handmade & handpainted by an expert Greek hagiographer.

Saint Aglaida (Aglaia) was a rich Roman woman who had an immoral relationship with her slave St. Boniface.

Tiring of their way of life, both discovered Christianity as a meaningful way. Aglaida decided to send him on an errand to collect holy relics. Finding upon arrival at Tarsus that the authorities were torturing Christians, he openly declared himself to be a Christian. His own body constituted the relics that were brought back to Aglaida, who in turn became a Christian.

The Greek Orthodox Church celebrates both of them on 19 December.

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.

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.


Characteristics

Material
Hand painted on wood & 24k gold leaf

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