Hand Painted Russian Orthodox Icon Of The Prophet Elias
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Hand Painted Russian Orthodox Icon Of The Prophet Elias:
HAND PAINTED RUSSIAN ORTHODOX ICON OF THE PROPHET ELIAS
Dimentions: 23x18 cm
Technique : Egg tempera on wood, gesso, gold leaf 22 karats, varnishProvenance: Central Greece, workshop of iconography'' METEORITIKON''This is a unique hand painted Russian orthodox icon of the Prophet Elias, painted according to the rules of the orthodox church in the workshop of iconography''METEORITIKON'' in Meteora, GreeceThe icon of the prophet Elias is painted having as model an icon of the 16th century . In this icon we see prophet Elias sitting out of the cave where he was staying in the desert of Israel during his percecution by the queen of Israel Jesabel. He is sitting and thinging while the crow is bringing him bread because according to the bible he was fed by a crow. Under his feet is passing a small river. The icon is painted with the traditional technique of egg-tempera with mineral pigments such as blue of lapis lazouli, malachite green ecc. mixted with yolk egg and vinegar according to the ancient byzantine technique on wood and while the halo is gilt with gold leaf 22 karats . The gold in the icon is symbol of the divine light.The icon has certificate of authenticity signed and sealed by the icon painter .
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