Clone of Abba St Anthony the Great- Desert Fathers and Saints byzantine icon in craquelure style contemporary religious art and icons



Abba Saint Anthony the Great,  desert dweller. The saint is dressed in a monk's garment, holding a scroll that writes in Greek one of his quotes:   ""I saw the snares of the devil spread around earth..."

The icon measures approximately 20x28 cm and is 10 mm  thick.

On this eggtempera piece a special canvas was used to create  a type of "craquelure" , especially on the sides- like the one we see in antique icons. An organic patina shellac and resin varnish are added on top to seal the colours and produce an icon that will last.

Additionally the icon comes tenderly protected in its individual handmade felt bag, together with some instructions how to care for it, a little sachet of herbs from our garden in Crete -and our typical icon favours - Ready to be given as a gift.