St Martha of Bethany hand painted egg-tempera carry on icons -wood female saints original art and iconography



Saint Martha in a contemporary byzantine icon. The painted is executed with egg tempera on a long (approx 24 cm) a specially treated with gesso-birch wood branch.

The dimensions of this light piece are 5x6cm and can be compared with my hand in the pics andis approx5x6 cm . This small piece of wood wasprepared with gesso. 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.