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Saint Aglaea icon, Handmade Greek Orthodox icon St Aglaia of Rome, Byzantine art wall hanging on wood plaque icon, religious decor

Saint Aglaea icon, Handmade Greek Orthodox icon St Aglaia of Rome, Byzantine art wall hanging on wood plaque icon, religious decor

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This wonderful icon has been created with the technique of lithography and has a double varnish to ensure waterproof and duration in time. The creator of this icon has learned the canonization of iconography in workshops of the Monasteries of Mount Athos, where he was taught both the technique of lithography and the process of handmade artificial ageing.


Aglaia was, in Greek mythology, the youngest of the Three Graces, who represented charm, beauty, nature, fertility and creativity in ancient Greece. The other two Graces were Thalia and Euphrosyne. Aglaia was married to God Hephaestus, but she had a son, Nireas, with the King of Simi Island. Nireas was known all over the world due to his beauty and grace.


Saint Aglaia

The Greek Church celebrates the memory of Aglaia, not the one of the Graces, but Aglaia the Roman as she is mostly known. Aglaia was an aristocrat living in Rome, during Diocletian Era. Aglaia has a servant, Vonifatios, who is also a pagan like her.


During the persecutions of the Christians by Diocletian, Aglaia decided to collect the bodies of dead people who are proclaimed martyrs of the new religion. Vonifatios is the one who has to carry out the task, but during this time he embraces the Christian religion. Vonifatios was tortured along with several other Christians and his body was brought back to Aglaia as the body of a martyr.


Aglaia was shocked by the fact and hearing the voices of angels describing her the tragic end of Vonifatios, she decided to honor him. Later she dedicated her life to the Christian religion as well, and was proclaimed Saint by the Church.


Can be placed on a flat surface or hung on a wall.


The item is sold without the stand depicted.

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