Panagia Portaitissa – Antique Lithograph – Mount Athos


A unique lithograph based on Byzantine standards with the representation of Panagia Portaitissa. A work of art of high aesthetic value by a monk hagiographer.

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Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 20 x 31 x 2 cm

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Lithograph with Panagia Portaitissa

A wonderful lithograph with Panagia Portaitissa. The original and miraculous icon of Panagia Portaitissa is located in the Holy Monastery of Iviron and according to tradition, it is the work of the evangelist Luke. The nickname “Portaitissa” was acquired because of its position to the left of the main gate. In fact, the icon was miraculously presented to the fathers of the Monastery, shortly after the completion of its construction.

The monks saw a pillar of fire starting from the depths of the sea and reaching the sky. This miracle continued for days until the voice of the Virgin Mary was heard asking the abbot to walk on the sea and take her icon. Indeed, the abbot took the icon exactly as the Virgin Mary indicated to him and since then its place is in the Monastery of Iviron, which he protects until today.

Lithograph: Features

This particular icon with the representation of Panagia Portaitissa has been created with the technique of lithography. The monk who created this work has studied in the hagiography workshops of the Monasteries of Mount Athos, where he was taught both the technique of lithography and the process of handmade artificial aging, to which the monks of Mount Athos pay special attention. The technique of lithography in hagiography is a printing technique.


Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 20 x 31 x 2 cm

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Weight 0,9 kg

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