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Virgin Mary icon Glykophilousa, Handmade Greek Orthodox icon of Theotokos, Mother of God Byzantine art wall hanging gold leaf icon 20x9cm

Virgin Mary icon Glykophilousa, Handmade Greek Orthodox icon of Theotokos, Mother of God Byzantine art wall hanging gold leaf icon 20x9cm

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A wonderful icon adorned with golden leaves depicting Virgin Mary / Panagia Glykophilousa. An artwork aesthetically upgraded with collective value due to the handmade artificial ageing it has undergone.


A wonderful image with Virgin Mary / Panagia the Glykophilousa, depicted lovingly holding little Christ in her arms. According to tradition, the original icon of Virgin Mary / Panagia the Glykophilousa was rescued during the iconoclastic period and was transferred to Mount Athos. She allegedly belonged to Victoria, the wife of a senator, who in her attempt to save the icon, threw it in the sea. According to the tradition, the icon sailed upright in the waves until it finally reached the coastline of Monastery of Filotheos in mount Athos, where it was spotted and picked up by the monks of the monastery. On Easter Monday there is a litany of the icon from the Holy Monastery to the spot where it was found. It is worth mentioning that the nickname Glykophilousa is one of about 500 names attributed to the Virgin Mary, which is one of the most beloved figures of the Orthodox Church.


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 artificial ageing, which bears the image with the representation of Virgin Mary / Panagia the Glykophilousa.


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


The item is sold without the stand depicted.

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