Collections Holy Metropolis of Ydra, Spetses and Egina

Item ID: 305
Item Number: 147
Collection: Holy Metropolis of Ydra, Spetses and Egina
Item Name: Saint Athanasios
Item Type: Icon
Item Rhythm:
Year: 19nt c. AD
Place: Idra
Technique: Egg tempera on wood
Materials Used:
Dimensions: 95 x 52,5 εκ
Condition state:
Current position: Saint Athanasios church, Gourmadas

Description: Charalambos is depicted in a frontal position, full length and against a gold background. He is portrayed as an old man, with idealized ascetic figural disposition, having a triangular facial type and long beard.
He is sitting in a wooden semi-curved throne with a low backrest and with no handrails. Gold motifs ornaments the backrest, while the seat of the throne is colored in a dark brown hue, geometric in form and ornamented with black and red jewels.
He is clad in sire chasuble, a dark -blue tunic with gold cuffs an orange cloak with light pleats and tinted white lineaments. A rhomboidal piece of stiff cloth (epigonation), bearing the Christ as The Pantokrator blessing with his two hands, is depicted inside, completes the Saints Arch-hieratical chasubles.
On his left side the Saint holds a golden crosier with five knobs that terminates in a shield with punched dragons. On his head he is wearing a gold embroidered mitre with a cross on the top.
Against a dark-blue background in a two baroque type frames, in black majuscules the inscription: “ΑΓΙΟC ΑΘΑΝΑCΙΟC.” (Saint Athanasios) is written.
The date 1822 painted in white letters is written on the chestnut color ground.