St. Epiphanius the Bishop of Cyprus- Greek saints series -Carry on icon, keepsake miniatire painting eggtempera on wood name day gift



St. Epiphanius the Bishop of Cyprus, a Church father and student of another great Saint, St Hilarion (or Larkos as it is called in Cyprus)

This icon is part of a whole series I wanted to make, to represent saints with Greek names, church fathers, theologians, hymnographers, Bishops and Hieromartyrs. I ve worked on small pieces to paint miniature carry-on icons that would make a very personal, very delicate -like a jewel- gift.

The icon is light and small. It measures  approx 6.5cm x 8cm in size (2.55" x3.14") and is 12 mm thick. A thin golden border and a golden halo (both made of copper gold) in a dark blue background with only the face and bust. The name of the Saint is written on the sides in Greek byzantine characters- On the back a metal hanger and our signature stamp: Eka /Eri

Each of our icons is drawn, as faithfully as possible, to the old byzantine art of iconography. This technique is using several layers of eggtempera (a mixture of poweder pigments with egg yolk and vinegar) on a specially treated with plaster wooden panel. After the painting phase is finished, the icon is applied with shellac  and then varnished  and finally dried for several days to last for the generations to come.

<3 Gift Wrapping: The icon is complemented with its own, also handmade, felt bag and some extras mini souvenirs from our shop- Very suitable for a very personal and unique gift.