St Dysmas - The Good or Penitent Thief on The cross- Rakh Dismas Dimas apokrypha tradition made in Greece


The first man to enter heaven the Penitent thief on the cross. The man that said : "...And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise..." - Tradition  (apocrypha gospels) holds his name to be Dismas or Demas and he is actually the first saint of the church rarely depicted in its iconiography

The dimensions of this light recycled beach wood can be compared with my hand in the pics . This small piece of wood was treated specially, left to dry for days and then a layer of gesso was added. Several layers of egg tempera and a golden halo. Finally the icon was varnished on the top, with shellac and resin varnish to last. 

Gift wrapping: The icon comes tenderly protected in its individual handmade felt bag, together with some instructions how to care for it, a little sachet of herbs from our garden in Crete -and our typical icon favors - Perfect for a personal gift.