Saint Hilda Abbess of Whitby icon, Byzantine icons and art in eggtempera- British saint home shrine decoration



The Byzantine icon of a British saint- Saint Hilda was not only an abbess at the great Whitby Abbey in Yorkshire, but also a woman renowned for her superb knowledge and one of the first saints of the British Isles.

She is dressed in white and blue- and as a founding abbess (ktetor in Greek) she is holding the abbey at her hand.

The icon measures in  size 17cm x 22cm approx

The icon of the venerated St Hilda is painted in the byzantine style. The medium is egg tempera, a mixture of mineral powders egg and vinegar as according to the rules of the byzantine iconography. The icon is covered with copper gold that will interact with the environment and eventually add an antique patina to the icon and finally varnish to seal the colours.

The icon is prepared as a gift with its gift packaging and assorted with some little extras from our shop