Saint Nonna of Nazianzus- Contemporary byzantine icon of Mother of St Gregory the Theologian eggtempera on carved Birchwood


Saint Nonna of Nazianzus-, the mother of St Gregory of Theologian, a full figure painting of the saint holding a scroll that "roughly" writes "Giving birth is not what makes a mother but raising well" .The icon is painted in eggtempera on a gessoed panel  from birch wood, carved on the sides to create a beautiful frame

The panel d measures 30x11cm approx. 

Our icons are hand painted according to the ancient egg tempera technique. We produce the paint from a mixture of mineral powders, egg yolk and vinegar and then we apply it layer upon layer in a plastered a wooden panel . After painting, the icon is varnished (with a natural resin varnish) and then left to dry for several days to produce an artifact that will last.

<3 The icon comes wrapped as a gift in fabric with some extras from our shop