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All in Set: Stavronikita Monastery Series - SN15
All in Set: Stavronikita Monastery Series - SN15

Product #: SN15
Iconographer: Theophanes the Cretan
Location: Stavronikita Monastery, Athos, Greece
Heritage: Cretan

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This is the complete set of all fifteen icons are from the famous Stavronikita Festal Set, considered to be some of the masterpieces of Christian iconography. They were painted by the monk Theophanes the Cretan in 1546, at the height of his artistic expression. These famous icons still adorn the church of Stavronikita Monastery on Mount Athos, where Theophanes labored for years painting both portable icons in egg-tempera, and wall-paintings which cover much of the main Catholicon church. Due to the age of this set, a few of the icons show the state of damage in the originals with some of the canvas beneath the layers of gesso showing through.

The set is available in only one icon size: XL (each icon approx. 11 x 14 inches).


 
 



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