Agios Nikolaos – Gold-printing with Sandblasting – Mount Athos


Sandblasting gold printing with Agios Nikolaos.  A special icon that can decorate your space always having the protection and blessing of Agios Nikolaos next to you.


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

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Gold Blasting with Agios Nikolaos

An amazing gold print with Agios Nikolaos. Saint Nicholas was born in the 3rd century AD in Patara, Lycia, to pious parents. It was active during the reign of emperors Diocletian (284-304 AD), Maximian (286-305 AD) and Constantine the Great.

He was orphaned at a young age, inheriting from his parents a large fortune. Nicholas, inspired by philanthropic feelings, used his fortune to relieve those in need.

Then he devoted himself to the ascetic life. However, due to his special virtue, he was honored, without seeking it, initially with the office of priest in Patara and then with the office of archbishop of Myra. From this position he lovingly led his flock and boldly confessed the truth of the gospel. This led to his arrest and imprisonment by local rulers.

When Constantine the Great became emperor, all Christians who were imprisoned were released. Thus, Nicholas returned to the archbishopric throne of Myra. He took part in the First Ecumenical Council where he stood out for his wisdom and ethos.

Saint Nicholas was gifted, while still alive, with the gift of miraculous work. His miracles to this day are innumerable. He died in 330 A.D. The Church honors his memory on December 6 and he is the patron saint of sailors.

Sandblasted Gold Printing: Features

In the icon with the representation of St. Nicholas, 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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