Jesus Praying Icon- Agony of Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane Byzantine art and iconography of Greece


A Byzantine icon from the circle of icons dedicated to the passion of Christ " Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done."   Luke 22:42 (KJV) "One of the icons and images that I particularly love to paint

The icon is traditionally title Agony in the Garden of Gesthemane or prayer of Christ and is painted on a wooden board measuring 28x30 cm.The Christogram IC XC/ Iesus Christos is written with medieval Greek characters. 

Each of our icons is painted by hand according to the rules of the old byzantine art of hagiography or else holy iconography. In this ancient technique we are using the egg tempera on a plastered wooden panel we made our selves. After painting, the icon is varnished (this one has the traditional mixture of wax and resin) to seal the colors and produce an artwork that will last.

Additionally the icon comes tenderly protected in its individual bag, together with its instructions how to care for it, a little sachet of herbs from our garden in Crete -and our custom icon favors - Ready to be given as a gift