Platytera - More spacious than Heavens

Platytera - More spacious than Heavens

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$139.00
A famous Greek Orthodox icon showing Virgin Mary as the Platytera,handmade & hand painted by an expert Greek hagiographer.

By containing the Creator of the Universe in her womb, Mary has become Platytera ton ouranon: "More spacious than the heavens". The Platytéra istraditionally depicted on the half-dome that stands above the altar in the church. It is visible high above the iconostasis, and facing down the length of the nave of the church.

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.


Characteristics

Material
Hand painted on wood & 24k gold leaf

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