Handmade Byzantine Icon of the Virgin Mary of the Charon.
The Church of Virgin Mary of the Charon was built in Lipsi, Dodecanese, around 1600 by monks from Patmos. It is famous for the miraculous icon that can be found in the Church and depicts the Virgin Mary holding Jesus Christ as dead on the Cross.
Because of this unprecedented depiction that has a strong element of death, the Icon was called "Virgin Mary of the Charon" as "Charos" in Greek is a symbol of death.
The Icon of the Virgin Mary of the Charon 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: August 23
Iconographer: Hieromonk Arsenios' Attendance, Mount Athos
Availability: Made to order, usually ships within 5 to 10 days.
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