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Saint Ypomoni icon (Patience), Handmade Greek Orthodox icon of St Ypomoni, Byzantine art wall hanging icon plaque, religious gift

Saint Ypomoni icon (Patience), Handmade Greek Orthodox icon of St Ypomoni, Byzantine art wall hanging icon plaque, religious gift

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This byzantine icon is a lithography with double varnish layer to ensure vivid colors and waterproof properties depicting Saint Ypomoni is an god inspired artwork abiding to the Athonian technique that was gives this icon unique religious and aesthetic value. The vivid representation of St. Ypomoni is Commemorated March 13th.

This Orthodox icon depicts Saint Ypomoni who was the mother of the last Emperor of Constantinople, Constantine XI Palaiologos. Her name was Helen Dragash and after she became wife of Manuel II Palaiologos she was "Helen in Christ Gog Augusta and Empress of the Romans, Palaiologos". She was the daughter of Constantine Dragash, one of the leaders of the Serbian kingdom of Stefan Dusan.

She came from royal and blessed generation, because many of her ancestors were Saints. As she grew up, she had the influence of the Byzantine culture. She became Empress at the age 19 and God blessed the couple with eight children. During her days, she helped many Monasteries to be build in Constantinople and she was the "Hope for the Hopeless". After the death of her husband, she became a nun (1425), in the Monastery of Lady Martha with the name Ypomoni (Patience).

Three from their children became monks too. God granted her to not live the last tragic moments of the Empire. He called her close to Him on March 13th of 1450, having lived 35 years as Empress and 25 years as a humble nun in her Monastery.

This wonderful icon has been crafted on solid natural pine wood and it was carved by hand. The creator of this icon has learned the canonization of iconography in workshops of the Monasteries of Mount Athos, where he was taught the technique of hagiography and the process of handmade artificial ageing.

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

The item is sold without the stand depicted.

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