The Great High Priest

The Great High Priest

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$179.00
A beautiful Greek Orthodox icon of Jesus Christ the Great High Priest, handmade & hand painted by an expert Greek hagiographer.

The Lord Almighty sits on a throne as the Ruler of the universe, and in His left hand He holds an opened Gospel. With His right hand He blesses, the fingers of His hand forming the Greek letters “IC XC”, which is the abbreviation for “Jesus Christ”. On the four corners of the throne are symbolically represented the Four Evangelists: Matthew as a young man, Mark as a lion, Luke as an ox, and John as an eagle. All four have wings to portray their angelic nature and all carry Gospel books.Christ is wearing the robes, the crown or miter, and the stole of bishops as they vest in church during the Divine Liturgy. Christ is the Great High Priest of His 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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