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Collections Holy Metropolis of Limnos and Ag. Eustratios

Item ID: 335
Item Number: 29
Collection: Holy Metropolis of Limnos and Ag. Eustratios
Item Name: Saint Charalambos
Item Type: Icon
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Year: 18th century
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Dimensions: 86,5Χ40Χ3,6
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Current position: The Dormition of Virgin Mary church – Tsimandarion


Description: Saint Charalambos is depicted in a standing position, full length and in a frontal position, facing directly the viewer and against a dark gold background. He is clad in full priest chasuble, a dark red phelonion (a chasuble of an archaic origin) with rosettes motifs, and a greenish sticharion with fine striations and the epigonation (a stiff lozenge shaped piece of fabric suspended over the right knee). His left hand is raised holding a gospel book adorned with jewels, and his right hand is in a benediction gesture.
His facial characteristics are of an old man, having and long beard and long tight hair, while his expression attest kindness and austerity.
Part of his nimbus is covered by a silver relief ornamented with a rich coiled tendril with floral motifs.
The pictorial execution of the saint facial and drapery characteristics dates the icon to the 18th century.