Handmade Byzantine Icon of Saint George the Great Martyr, on Horseback.
Saint George the Great Martyr came from Cappadocia and was a member of the Roman Army. He showed great boldness and courage and for this, he gained the attention of the Emperor Diocletian, but he could not escape the persecutions that Christians faced in those years. Saint George did not deny his faith and was sentenced to beheading.
His remains, together with that of his mother, were taken to Lod in Israel where he was buried. Eventually, the Crusaders took them to the West.
Saint George the Great Martyr is the patron saint of the Greek Army and England. From the 12th century onwards, he is usually depicted slaying the dragon, a depiction that carries many different approaches.
Liberator of captives, defender of the poor, physician of the sick, and champion of kings, O trophy-bearer, Great Martyr George, intercede with Christ God that our souls be saved.
The Icon of Saint George the Great Martyr on Horseback 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: April 23
Iconographer: Liondas Chr.
Availability: Made to order, usually ships within 5 to 10 days.
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