Miniature icon of St Alexandra of Rome, Saint Alexandria Empress and Holy Martyr, religious mini painting by angelicon

€38.00

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Once an Empress, wife of Diocletian, a roman noble and a brave woman who fiercely stood against her husband proffesing her faith openly before St George. Her memory is commemorated on April 21st, along with her three servants Apollo, Isaac and Cordatus.

The miniatures are painted  with egg tempera in small gessoed wooden panels with size:

 8x12 cm

The name of the Saint -- Aghia Alexandra -- is hand painted in Greek. Copper gold is added for her halo. Shellac and resin varnish are added on top to seal the colours and produce a miniature icon that will last

Finally the icon comes tenderly protected in its individual handmade felt bag, together with some instructions how to care for it, a little sachet of herbs from our garden in Crete -and our typical icon favors - Perfect for a personal gift.