"ΖΩΟΔΟΧΟΣ ΠΗΓΗ" In Constantinople Original 1891 Greek Orthodox Icon Hagiography
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"ΖΩΟΔΟΧΟΣ ΠΗΓΗ" In Constantinople Original 1891 Greek Orthodox Icon Hagiography :
TITLE: "THE LIFE GIVING SPRING"
Artist: Unknown hagiographer
Dated: Dedicated and dated (1891) in the lower right corner.
Inscription: On the back bares an inscription in Greek for the children that the icon was protecting.
Provenance: Property of a family in Constantinople (full details will be given to the winning offer).
Medium: Hand made hagiographic colors (egg-tempera) on wood.
Condition: Excellent collectible condition (the photos are part of the description- the icon you see in the pictures is the one you will get).
Icon Size: 41cm X 29.5cm
Sellers comment: A very important, old, traditionally and professionally painted multifigural icon. Depicts the Holy Mary holding baby Jesus floating on the top of the "life giving spring" surrounded by the archangels Micheal and Gabriel. Constantinople appears in the background and in front Byzantine Bishops, Priests and Soldiers watching miracles happening from the " Holy Healing Water " of the "life giving spring". According to the Byzantine historian Prokopios the church of " ΖΩΟΔΟΧΟΣ ΠΗΓΗ " ( Life Giving Spring ) was built in 560 A.D by the great Byzantine Emperor Justinian ( 527-565 ) after he had been healed from the miraculous water of the spring. It is a majestic icon, probably one of the best on the market worldwide, so good luck with your offerding!
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