Baptism – Gold-Blasting – Mount Athos


Sandblasted gold printing with the representation of the Baptism of the God-man by John the Baptist. 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 Printing with Sandblasting with Baptism

An amazing gold print depicting the Baptism.

According to Orthodox tradition, as well as Byzantine hagiography, “Baptism” is full of symbolism. Christ’s immersion in the water of the Jordan River symbolizes His death and Resurrection. He always appears in the center surrounded by rocks entering the water, a scene symbolizing the descent into Hades, while with his right hand he seems to bless and sanctify the waters. Angels who worship have their hands covered in respect or, according to another version, hold cloths to welcome Jesus as soon as he emerges from the Jordan River. Finally, St. John the Baptist barely touches Christ’s head by pouring water from the Jordan River, an indication of the awe he feels towards the God-man.

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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