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Collections Holy Metropolis of Limnos and Ag. Eustratios

Item ID: 329
Item Number: 23
Collection: Holy Metropolis of Limnos and Ag. Eustratios
Item Name: Saint Charalambos
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Dimensions: 72Χ52,5Χ5
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Description: Saint Charalambos is depicted bust-length, centrally located and looking at the viewer directly. The background is gold at the top and brown at the bottom.
He is garbed in a red-wine colored cloak, which drops with elaborate folds around his shoulder and rich in the shading. He is clad in priest’s garments, with a rich in ornamentation hemming around the neck.
His facial characteristics are of an old man, with a rawboned face. He has rich and tidy hairs and beard. His ascetic morph is emphasized by the triangular portrayal of his face.
A closed gospel book, adorned with precious stones and a marble like border, is poised against his right arm. An outlined cross is centered right in the middle of the Gospel. His right hand is raised up to his chest extended in an attitude of blessing.
His nimbi is incised and punched with dotty motifs. Two red medallions on each side of the icon, reads in majuscules: Ο ΑΓΙΟΣ ΧΑΡΑ/ΛΑΜΠΗΣ, (Saint Chara/lambis), respectively.
The intense ascetic portrayal of the face and certain iconographic characteristics harks back the icon to the first half of the eighteenth century.