Saint Macarius the Great- Contemporary byzantine icon of Abba Macari eastern orthodox holy icon sacred art of the East -Reserved for P


A great monastic figure of Egypt and of the eastern orthodoxy. Abba Macarius the Great The icon is painted in a contemporary style with egg tempera in a gessoed plywoood board that measures


19x25cm. and is 15mm thick

The name is written on the sides in Greek. The sides and the halo are made with copper gold and will eventually acquire an antique patina

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 used as a gift