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The word ICON comes from the Greek word "eikon," which means image. In Sacred Byzantine art, an icon is equivalent to a sacred event or image painted on wood in a particular style using a specific technique.

The art of Byzantine icons originated in Constantinople around the year 330 AD after Constantine the Great conquered Byzantium, a Greek city on the banks of the Bosporus river, he changed the name of Byzantium to Constantinople and the capital of the Roman Empire was moved there from Rome.

Immigrants from Europe and Asia arrived in the new capital. Since life in Constantinople revolved around the Church, icons from the Orthodox Church gained importance as tools used by the church to teach the faith of Christ.

After the 14th century, in order to avoid deterioration of the icons, they were adorned with an elaborate embossment  which was generally done in sterling silver. With  the passing of time, such as gold crowns, precious stones, and pearls were added to the pieces.

 

We have carefully elaborated for you to enjoy the following pieces. They all come ready to hang on a wall or display on an easel.

Because all of our pieces are hand made, the size may vary from those indicated. 

 

 

OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP
hand embossed with gold patina.  
The background is in copper tone.
8.5 " x 11"
Item #203
$125.00

 

MADONA AND CHILD
hand embossed with gold patina.  
The background is in a dark brown  tone. 
6" x 8"
Item  # 206
$ 80.00


 

HOLLY  FAMILY
hand embossed with gold patina.  
The background is in a dark brown  tone. 
6" x 8"
Item  # 207
$ 80.00

 

OUR LADY OF SORROW
hand embossed with gold patina.  
The background is in a dark brown  tone. 
6" x 8"
Item  # 208
$ 80.00


 

SACRED HEART OF MARY
hand embossed with gold patina.  
The background is in a red  tone. 
8.5" x 10.5"
Item  # 210
$ 130.00

 

VIRGIN OF GUADALUPE
hand embossed with gold patina.  
The robe  of the Virgin is in copper tone  
8.5" x 10.5"
Item  # 211
$ 130.00

 

VIRGIN OF GUADALUPE
Hand embossed with gold patina.  The robe comes in copper tone.
6" X 8"
Item # 218
$ 80.00

 

                            

 

CHRIST PANTOCREATOR

Exact copy of the strict Byzantine style, hand painted on canvas and mounted on aged wood.. Painted and  created by Father Pefkis from Athos, Greeece
The metal cover is done in pure Silver .950
7" x 9"
Item # 231
$ 125.00

 

 

 

VIRGIN MARY

Precious holy image made of pure
Silver 950. Exact copy of a traditional
Byzantine piece. 
6 X 8
Item # 233
$ 100.00

 

 

 

MARY HOLDING BABY JESUS
Precious holy image made of pure
Silver 950. with gold plated.
Exact copy of a traditional
Byzantine piece. 
 6 X 8
Item  # 234
$ 100.00

 

 

 

THE VIRGIN OF TENDERNESS

Precious holy image made of pure
Silver 950.
Exact copy of a traditional
Byzantine piece. 
 6 X 8
Item  # 235
$ 100.00

 

 

 

MARY HOLDING BABY JESUS
Precious holy image made of pure
Silver .950.
Exact copy of a traditional
Byzantine piece. 
6 X 8
Item  # 237
$ 100.00

 

 

 

MARY HOLDING BABY JESUS


Precious holy image made of pure
Silver 950. with gold plated.
Hand painted on canvas
 Exact copy of a traditional
Byzantine piece. 
 7 X 9:
Item  # 238
$ 100.00

 

 

 

MARY HOLDING BABY JESUS

Precious holy image made of pure
Silver 950. with gold plated.
Hand painted on canvas
 Exact copy of a traditional
Byzantine piece. 
 7 X 9:
Item  # 239
$ 100.00

 

 


 

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