An exquisite Greek Orthodox Icon of St. Eleftherios
the young Bishop, handmade & handpainted by an expert Greek hagiographer. Saint Eleftherios
was born in Rome, in the 2nd century AD. His mother, Anthia
, took him to Anicetus, the Bishop of Rome
at a young age who taught him in the divine scriptures. Eleutherios
was appointed bishop of Messina and Illyricum at the age of twenty. He was imprisoned and together with his mother were taken to Rome to be judged by the Emperor Hadrian
. They were both condemned to death on December 15.
According to tradition, Eleutherios
was thrown to the lions but the beasts did not touch him
. He was therefore beheaded together with Anthia.
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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