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Saint Thomas of Becket icon, Handmade Greek Christian Catholic icon Saint Thomas of Canterbury, Religious art wall hanging wood plaque gift

Saint Thomas of Becket icon, Handmade Greek Christian Catholic icon Saint Thomas of Canterbury, Religious art wall hanging wood plaque gift

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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.


Becket was a 12th century chancellor and archbishop of Canterbury whose murder resulted in his canonisation.


Thomas Becket was born in around 1120, the son of a prosperous London merchant. He was well educated and quickly became an agent to Theobald, Archbishop of Canterbury, who sent him on several missions to Rome. Becket's talents were noticed by Henry II, who made him his chancellor and the two became close friends. When Theobald died in 1161, Henry made Becket archbishop. Becket transformed himself from a pleasure-loving courtier into a serious, simply-dressed cleric.


The king and his archbishop's friendship was put under strain when it became clear that Becket would now stand up for the church in its disagreements with the king. In 1164, realising the extent of Henry's displeasure, Becket fled into exile in France, and remained in exile for several years. He returned in 1170.


On the 29 December 1170, four knights, believing the king wanted Becket out of the way, confronted and murdered Becket in Canterbury Cathedral.


Becket was made a saint in 1173 and his shrine in Canterbury Cathedral became an important focus for pilgrimage.


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


The item is sold without the stand depicted.

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