Hagiography wooden icon Virgin Mary (Panagia)
Hagiography wooden icon of Virgin Mary (Panagia) Mother of God in the type of Skopiotissa made by applying the traditional Byzantine technique of egg tempera on natural wood and gilding with gold leaves 24K. Proven techniques over the centuries that guarantee the durability of the artworks and their unchangeable color rendition.
The icon is a copy from an original hagiography from the 18th century that is kept in the monastery of Panagia Paleokastritsa in the island of Corfu. The iconographic type of Skopiotissa comes from the island of Zante (Zakynthos) in the Ionian Islands where is located the mountain Skopos (guard) where was the old monastery of the Lady of the Mountain that great greek poet D. Solomos mentions in his works.
Materials: wood, egg tempera, gold
Size: 15×20 cm