Nevsky's Books is a church bookstore affiliated with St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ

Greek Icon: "The Abbess of the Holy Mt. Athos" Mother of God (Small)


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The icon is a replica in the Byzantine tradition, worked on by skilled hagiographers. This technique of copying original icons is called serigraphy. A serigraph is a silk screened image. With a serigraph, the original icon is digitally scanned to match every color and stroke found in the original. The finishes touching are applied by artisans specializing in woodworking and wax sealing. There is a very noticeable difference in the quality of a serigraph when compared to a lithograph (reproduction).

The icon is then inlaid into wood and framed with an ornate silver riza (99.9% silver). The riza is decorated with gold-plating and hand-painted enamel. The wood back features a collapsible stand as well as a wall hanger.

Length 6.25"
Width 4"
Height 0.625" 

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