Aged-Wooden Byzantine Icon of Saint Anthony the Great.
Saint Anthony the Great was born in 251 in Egypt and was the first hermit of Christianity. His story begins after the death of his parents when he donated his great fortune to the poor and placed his sister with a group of Christian Virgins, in order to flee to the desert and become an ascetic.
There, he lived away from the world with many privations and his soul struggled. Nevertheless, he was able to curb his passions and thus reached a higher level of religious spirit.
Saint Anthony the Great died at the age of 105 and became an example for many monks.
By emulating the ways of Elias the zealot, / and following the straight paths of the Baptist, / O Father Anthony, you made the desert a city, / and upheld the world by your prayers. / Therefore, entreat Christ God that our souls be saved.
The aging technique is meticulously applied to the Icon by hand and gives it the look of time while the depiction retains its artistic details.
Around the perimeter, the aging becomes more apparent with frayed edges that give the Icon a distinctive appearance.
During the final processing, the Aged-Wooden Icon of Saint Anthony the Great is polished with a special varnish to withstand time.
Note: The final Icon may slightly differ from the catalog photo.
Feast: January 17
Iconographer: Kassianis & Kiprianis
Availability: Made to order, usually ships within 5 to 10 days.
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