Handmade Byzantine Icon with the Nativity of Jesus Christ in a cave in Bethlehem.
In the icon we can see the Divine Infant wrapped in swaddling clothes in the center while around him there are various familiar figures of Christianity such as Panagia, Joseph, the Three Wise Men and Orders of Angels.
Nativity icons tell the story of Christ’s birth, as found in the Scriptures and the Holy Tradition. Like most festal icons, the Nativity icon is not only a mere historical record of Christ’s birth but also a reflection of the theological meaning of the feast. The mystery of the Incarnation of the Son of God, who empty Himself of His almighty glory and accepted a human flesh for the salvation of the world, is the main focus of the feast.
The icon of the Nativity of Jesus Christ is an exact copy of Byzantine art and is created by experienced craftsmen using the method of gold printing where hagiographic leaves of 22 karat gold are applied in detail to decorate the background.
During the final processing, the icon is painted with dark red color around the perimeter and polished with a special varnish to maintain its shine.
It is offered in level or recessed wooden surface and is suitable for wall mounting.
Feast: December 25
Iconographer: Hieromonk Chrysostom's Attendance, Karyae, Mount Athos
Availability: Made to order, usually ships within 5 to 10 days.
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