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Saint Nicephorus icon, Handmade Greek Orthodox icon of St Nikephoros of Constantinople, Byzantine art wall hanging icon on wood plaque

Saint Nicephorus icon, Handmade Greek Orthodox icon of St Nikephoros of Constantinople, Byzantine art wall hanging icon on wood plaque

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A beautiful lithography with double varnish to ensure long lasting in time and water proof properties with the representation of Saint Nicephorus of Constantinople(The Leper). An artwork following the Athonian techniques to the letter created with love and patience. The creator applied the process of artificial ageing and added a handmade dark red byzantine tone finish to give this icon unique aesthetic value.

Father Nicephorus was born Nicholas Tzanakakis in 1890 in a village of Serikari of Chania, Crete. His parents, who were simple and pious villagers, died while he was a small child, leaving him an orphan, under the care of his grandfather. When he was thirteen he moved to Chania and began to work in a barbershop. Soon after he began to show signs of Hansen's disease (i.e. leprosy). When he was sixteen years old his disease became more visible. As leprosy was a transmissible disease that was treated with fear, Nicholas fled to Egypt to escape an exile to Spinaloga, an island leper colony. The disease continued to advance as he worked in a barbershop in Alexandria, Egypt. At the suggestion of a cleric who told him of Lovokomeio, the home for lepers on the island of Chios, Nicholas fled again.

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

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