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Saint Christopher icon, Handmade Greek Orthodox icon of Martyr Christopher of Lycea, Byzantine art wall hanging on wood plaque

Saint Christopher icon, Handmade Greek Orthodox icon of Martyr Christopher of Lycea, Byzantine art wall hanging on wood plaque

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A unique high - quality lithography icon with Saint Christopher of Lycia with double varnish to ensure waterproof properties and long lasting in time. An exquisite Byzantine artwork with handcrafted details. It is hand finished on natural pine wood.

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 hagiography and the process of handmade ageing.

Saint Christopher (Greek: Ἅγιος Χριστόφορος, Ágios Christóforos) is venerated by several Christian denominations as a martyr killed in the reign of the 3rd-century Roman Emperor Decius (reigned 249–251) or alternatively under the Roman Emperor Maximinus II Daia (reigned 308–313). There appears to be confusion due to the similarity in names "Decius" and "Daia".[3] However, his veneration only appears late in Christian tradition, and did not become widespread in the Western Church until the Late Middle Ages, although churches and monasteries were named after him by the 7th century.

The Greek word "Christophoros" translates into "Christ-bearer" and he is, therefore, depicted in iconography as carrying a child, who, in turn, is carrying a globe. Some people hold the superstition that if you see an icon of St. Christopher you cannot die on that day; this superstition is not supported by the Orthodox Church.

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

The item is sold without the stand depicted.

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