Deesis icon - Contemporary religious art and iconograhy of Greece painted by hand eggtempra on wood- Icons of Christ


A contemporary Deesis representation. The Lord Jesus Christ is flanked by the Virgin (left) and St John the Foreruuner both in poses of intercession. The icon reproduces the known iconographic theme (of the Cretan School- from 15th c onwards  with many of its representatives creating the icon) where the Lord is depicted in Majesty while Virgin Mary (symbolising the Church) and St John (the "link" between the old and new testament) are praying to Christ for the salvation of men. The Lord dominates at the centre, blessing with his raised right hand and holding a closed gospelbook in his left. 

The icon is hand painted on an icon board (measuring 20cm x 32cm approx) -  Several layes of egg tempera were applied , and 22K gold was used for the haloes . Finally shellac and resin varnish have sealed the colors to produce an original artifact that will last.

<3 Gift Wrapping: The icon is complemented with its own, also handmade, felt bag and some extras mini souvenirs from our shop- Very suitable for a very personal and unique gift.