Praying Jesus Byzantine contemporary icon painting Agony of Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane repurposed eco friendly art

€160.00

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The Agony and the Passion of Christ is pictured in this icon, especially the part in Luke 22:42 (KJV) "..Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.". One of the icons and images that I particularly love to paint

The icon is painted in a repurposed wooden board that originally was used for bread cutting _ I only found it suiting to  to paint an icon of Jesus - the bread of life - on this old cutting board

The old wood is 30.50x15.5cm

The title of the icon-- O Prosefchomenos IC XC/ Jesus Praying-- is written with medieval Greek characters. The copper background (imitating gold) will eventually add an antique-like patina to the painting something that will make it evenmore beautiful. 

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