Icon of Theotokos the Life-Giving Spring, byzantine orthodox Zoodochos Pigi, eggtempera in repurposed wood original iconography and art made in Greece


Life Giving Spring is a title given to All Holy Mother of God, (Panagia Zoodochos Pigi in Greek). She is the one who has given to the world the Living water, Christ himself.

Here how she is described:

From you, as land untilled, grew the divine Ear of corn. Hail, living Table that held the Bread of Life! Hail, Sovereign Lady, never failing spring of the living Water (http://www.anastasis.org.uk/akathist.htm)

In this icon we can see the Holy mother to be seated into a round fountain (the cosmos, the universe) on top of a rectangular basin (the earth, material world), holding Christ in her lap.Her title "I Zoodohos Pigi" (Life giving spring) is written with red egg tempera on each side

Painted at the backside of a wooden chest, with brown organic dye applied onto the golden background - just to give the hazy antique look- Amidst the trees, people that are looking for the source of the living water - Our Most Holy Theotokos the Life-giving spring.

It measures in size 34x 18.5-19 cm approximately and is made on the back of a decorative wooden chest. 

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) a 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.

The icon is sent as a gift in a handmade fabric sleeve, along with some mini extras from our shop- You may also contact us for gift messaging