Contemporary Byzantine icon of Panagia and Christ- Virgin Mary Theotokos Holy Mother and Child orthodox catholic painting western iconography



A Contemporary representation of Holy Mother and Child with the colors used in western iconography

The icon measures in  size 19x25cm  approx. abd the panel is 10 mm thick

The haloes and the border were guilded with copper gold and an organic dye was applied on top to give them an antique copperish patina that would balance the other colors (blue white and yellow) on the painting

Each of our icons is drawn according to the rules of the old byzantine art of hagiography or else holy iconography. In this technique we are using the traditional egg tempera (that we produce from a mixture of pigments, egg yolk and vinegar) plastered  wooden panel and gold metal leaves. After painting, the icon is varnished (with a natural resin varnish) and then we leave it to dry for  several days to produce an artwork that will last.

Gift packaging: Icons are sent with their own special gift wrapping and come with some little extra surprises from our shop which we believe are perfect for a gift