Custom made byzantine icon of St Odysseas Made to order byzantine icon of orthodox Saint Ulyssees

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A Custom icon of St Odysseas, painted in the byzantine style with egg-tempera. The Saint is dressed in traditional costume. The garments would be in vivid red white and blue with a pinch of yellow   The background  would be brown patina so the pine wood would show  The name of the Saint will  be written on top of the golden halo

The size of the wood 13x18 cm  ans is  approx 20 mm thick The time we need is approximately3 weeks. Pictures of the finished piece will be sent as soosn as the painting phase is completed

The technique we are using for the creation of this portrait is the same that were used for centuries in traditional iconography. It is named egg tempera technique. A  mixture of pigments, egg yolk and vinegar produces the color that is applied in many layers in a plastered  wooden panel. After the painting  the icon is applied gets shellac on top (an organuc varnish) and then  a natural resin varnish to last for generations.

The painting is packaged with its own hand sewn bag, together with some extras from our shop. Perfect for a very personal gift