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



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


A light carton canvas  was specially treated with gesso. It measures 30x24 cm and comes ready to be framed

The medium for this artwork (part of a series of paintings on based on byzantinen frescoes with scenes from the passion of Christ) is eggtempera, covered  with shellac (an organic varnish) and sealed with resin varnish.

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