Panagia Odigitria of Sinai – Antique Screen Printing – Mount Athos


A unique icon and specifically aged silkscreen printing with the representation of Panagia Odigitria of Sinai, with handmade artificial aging. A special iconographic theme for which the monk was inspired by the corresponding icon found in the Monastery of St. Catherine in Sinai.

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Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 19,5 x 28 x 2 cm



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Aged silkscreen printing with Panagia Odigitria of Sinai

An amazing silkscreen print with Panagia Odigitria of Sinai. Specifically, the hagiographer was inspired by an icon of the Monastery of St. Catherine of Sinai with the Virgin Mary looking sad and with the special features of the figures in the icons and frescoes of Sinai. In fact, this silkscreen depicts the Virgin Mary Dexiokratousa, as well as the corresponding one found in the Monastery of Mount Sinai, while both holy figures both the Virgin Mary and Jesus wear dark costumes. Panagia Odigitria located in the Monastery of Mount Sinai is a portable icon, dating back to the first half of the 13th century and is of an unknown hagiographer. In fact, it is considered as one of the treasures of the Holy Monastery of St. Catherine of Sinai.

Screen printing: Features

Screen printing is a very widespread technique in hagiography, so it is taught and used in many hagiography workshops, including those of Mount Athos. In fact, in the hagiographies created with this technique, the monks use traditional methods, which means that the hagiographer creates a large part of the hagiography by hand and with much less involvement of technology. The artificial aging of the hagiographies is also handmade, giving these works collector’s value. These are exact copies of Byzantine art, in which the charm of the old is strong. The hagiography has been crafted with excellent quality materials in natural wood, while the painted surface is covered with pure beeswax, in order to keep it intact and with bright colors.



Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 19,5 x 28 x 2 cm

Additional information

Weight 0,6 kg

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