The Embrace of St Joachim and Anne - Framed painting of Spousal Love and union- Wedding amiversary gift Byzantine icon painted by hand

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The Embrace of Saints Joachim and Anne, a beautiful portrayal of marital love and union - St Anna at the news that she was with child: “…saw Joachim coming, and she ran and hung upon his neck…”

That is exactly the moment that this icon pictures, being a study from an older work made by an unknown master from of the 16th century, found in Sofia.

The use of a very bold, almost “explosive” red on the garments of Anna and the lines of the painting were ideal  in communicating  all this unexpected joy, all this energy gathered after countless years of longing and show it in this icon.

The Icon is done with  eggtempera on paper, reinforced on the back and  then framed, with a handmade framed (gilded with 22K gold) to make a unique piece that would be perfect as an anniversary or name day gift

The size of the painting is 28x33 cm approx

The icon is very carefully packaged and send as a gift with its own wrapping and some mini extras from our shop