Agia Kyriaki – Gold-printing with Sandblasting – Mount Athos


Sandblasting gold printing with Agia Kyriaki. A special image that can decorate your space.


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

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Gold-blasting with Agia Kyriaki

An amazing gold print depicting Agia Kyriaki.

Saint Kyriaki was the daughter of Dorotheus and Eusebia. They were childless and begged God to give them a child. Indeed, God was pleased and this Christian couple had a child. She was born on a Sunday, which is why they gave her the name Sunday.

During the persecution of Diocletian, in the year 282 AD, her parents were arrested and after interrogation tortured and beheaded by Duke Justus. Kyriaki was referred to Caesar Maximian, and from there to the lord of Bithynia Hilarian, who reminded her that her beauty is for pleasures and not for torture.

Then his virgin daughter replied: “Neither in my youth nor in my beauty do I pay the slightest attention. And the brightest of earthly things are temporary, like flowers, and hollow, like shadows. Today, I am beautiful, tomorrow an ugly old woman. So, should I make my beauty the center of my life? Its value, however, I have known in the wrinkles that await it and in the grave that calls it. So did you think I would do the monstrous foolishness, lose the eternal splendor to stay a little longer on earth? That is why I say it again: I am and will be a Christian in life and in death.”

Enraged, Hilarian cruelly tortured her and ordered her beheaded. But before the sword fell, she prayed and surrendered her spirit to the Lord.

The church commemorates her on July 7

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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