Saint Christopher - Hand-Painted Icon

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Iconographer: Father Micheal

Commemorates on: May 9
Saint Christopher was at first named Reprobus. Seeing the Christians persecuted, he rebuked the tyrants for their cruelty. Soldiers were sent to bring him to appear before the ruler; but he converted them to Christ, and with them was baptized, receiving the name Christopher. After he appeared before the ruler, he was imprisoned and two harlots were sent to seduce him, but he converted them also, and encouraged them in their martyrdom. He was subjected to torments and finally beheaded in the days of Decius. Many marvellous and mythical things are said about him out of ignorance and superstition. one of which is that it is impossible for one to die suddenly from some unexpected cause on the day on which one looks at the Saints icon. This is the origin of that proverb that is quoted in various quarters: "If on Christopher thou shouldst gaze, thou shalt safely wend lifes ways." The etymology of his name, which means "Christ-bearer," has undoubtedly moved iconographers to depict him carrying the infant Jesus on his shoulders; it is completely erro-neous, however, to depict him, as some uninformed iconographers do, having the head of a dog, because of a statement in his life that he was dog-faced, by which is meant only that his countenance was exceedingly frightful to look upon.

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Size - Feature Weight Price
8x10 in (20x25 cm) without gilding 1 kg(s) $200.00USD $180.00USD
8x10 in (20x25 cm) with gold gilding 1 kg(s) $240.00USD $216.00USD
8x10 in (20x25 cm) with polished gold 1 kg(s) $260.00USD $234.00USD
10x14 in (25x35 cm) without gilding 1.5 kg(s) $300.00USD $270.00USD
10x14 in (25x35 cm) with gold gilding 1.5 kg(s) $380.00USD $342.00USD
10x14 in (25x35 cm) with polished gold 1.5 kg(s) $420.00USD $378.00USD
12x16 in (30x40 cm) without gilding 2 kg(s) $520.00USD $468.00USD
12x16 in (30x40 cm) with gold gilding 2 kg(s) $610.00USD $549.00USD
12x16 in (30x40 cm) with polished gold 2 kg(s) $660.00USD $594.00USD
16x20 in (40x50 cm) without gilding 3 kg(s) $740.00USD $666.00USD
16x20 in (40x50 cm) with gold gilding 3 kg(s) $890.00USD $801.00USD
16x20 in (40x50 cm) with polished gold 3 kg(s) $980.00USD $882.00USD
Current Reviews: 1
by Antonio Melo Montero Date Added: Friday 14 June, 2019
So beautifully painted! The colours are amazing! So happy with this icon of the Archangel Michael!

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 06 June, 2002.
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