Panagia Glykofilousa – Lithograph – Mount Athos


Lithograph with Panagia Glykofilousa painted by a monk of Mount Athos. In this particular work of art, the hagiographer follows the Byzantine style down to the last detail, creating an amazing icon with a technique, which he was taught in the Mount Athos hagiography workshops.

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Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 18 x 60 cm


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Lithograph with Panagia Glykofilousa

In this lithograph, Panagia Glykofilousa is depicted lovingly holding the little Christ in her arms. Her posture emphasizes her human side while bowing her head and her face touching the face of her beloved son. The tightening of the two figures is deeply symbolic, while reflecting the love of the Virgin Mary for her son from her purely human side.

The history of the icon of Panagia Glykofilousa is related to iconoclasm. In particular, the icon was rescued by Victoria, wife of Simeon Patrick, who embraced it for the last time and threw it into the sea of Constantinople. The icon did not sink, but floating in the waves reached the eastern side of Mount Athos and specifically the port of the Holy Monastery of Filotheou.

Lithograph Panagia Glykofilousa: Features

In the icon with the representation of Panagia Glykofilousa, the hagiographer monk used the technique of lithography creating a work of unique beauty, something to which the special shape of the wood used contributes. Specifically, using a lithographed copy of Byzantine art, the monk created this work following the traditional method of artificial aging, as taught in the hagiography workshops of the Athonite State. In fact, the artificial aging of hagiography is handmade, a process to which the monks of Mount Athos pay particular attention.


Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 18 x 60 cm

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Weight 2,5 kg

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