Agios Dionysios Zakynthos – Sandblasting Gold Printing – Mount Athos


Sandblasting gold printing with Agios Dionysios of Zakynthos. A special image that can decorate your space.


Dimensions: 14,5 x 18 x 0,5 cm.
Origin: Mount Athos

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Sandblasting gold printing with Agios Dionysios of Zakynthos

An amazing gold print depicting Saint Dionysios of Zakynthos.

Agios Dionysios was born in 1547 AD in Aegialos, Zakynthos. His family was wealthy and aristocratic. He was brought up with the teachings of the gospel and excelled in letters and virtue. As soon as he reached adulthood, he became involved in gospel teaching and charity.

A little later he became a monk in the Strofades Monastery, under the name Daniel. Despite his reservations about the heavy responsibility of the priesthood, he was anointed a priest by the local bishop.

In 1577 A.D. he went to Athens to travel to Jerusalem. The high priest of Athens, Nicanor, heard his brilliant sermon and insisted that Dionysius become bishop. After many requests, Nicanor consecrated him bishop of Aegina and gave him the name Dionysius.

Saint Dionysios performed his pastoral duties with great love and devotion. When he fell ill, he resigned and returned to Zakynthos. Until 1579 AD he was temporary bishop of the island. Then he retired to the Monastery of Theotokos Anafonitria.

Sandblasted Gold Printing: Features

In the icon with the Vine, the hagiographer monk used the technique of gold printing creating a work of unique beauty. Gold-stamping is a kind of hot-stamping technique. Hot-stamping is the method by which very thin metal gold sheet is placed on surfaces such as wood, leather, cardboard, plastic by pressing a heated embossed plate (plate) on our surface. Around the image you also use the technique of sandblasting, it is the technical treatment that achieves the corrosion of part or all of a surface by pouring sand under pressure.


Dimensions: 14,5 x 18 x 0,5 cm.
Origin: Mount Athos

Additional information

Weight 0,130 kg
Dimensions 14,5 × 18 × 0,5 cm

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