Framed painting of Rachel weeping at Ramah Contemporary byzantine icon of lamentation eggtempera on canvas

€120.00

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The Lamentation of Rachel, as per Matthew 2:18 "In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.". 

A very strong theme and sadly very- very contemporary, taken from a fresco that is found in the church of Panagia Kera in Kritza, Crete. The  name "Rachil" is written in medieval Greek characters.Copper gold is to added on her halo and on the border
The colors used are very few: Red, blue Green

In my memories, from my childhood, there are also religious paintings that were decorating our houses, framed with beautiful ornamental golden frames. These are the icons I am trying to restore in a small series of framed paintings- The paintings are done with  eggtempera and  then framed, with handmade frames (gilded with 22K gold) to make a unique piece of religious work.

The size of the painting is 26x34 cm approx the frame is guileded with 22K gold while the golden elements in the painting is made with copper gold

The icon comes very carefully packaged along with its gift wrapping and some mini extras from our shop