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Collections Holy Metropolis of Limnos and Ag. Eustratios

Item ID: 68
Item Number: 1
Collection: Holy Metropolis of Limnos and Ag. Eustratios
Item Name: Saint Athanasios from Alexandria
Item Type: Icon
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Year: 17th century
Place: Limnos
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Dimensions: 31,5Χ23,5Χ2,4
Condition state: good
Current position: Saint John Pedinou church


Description: Saint Athanasios is depicted full length in a standing position against a gold background and in strictly frontal posture. He is blessing with his right hand while he is holding a closed gospel book with his left. He is clad in full Episcopal vestments -that is a sticharion (tunic), epimanika (cuffs), a phelonion (chasuble) and an omophorion rich in ornamentation and harmony in the colors with a sense of plasticity.
The use of complementary colors, the painterly manner of the modeling of the shading, the olive-green tones and the exceptional stylization of the Saint’s vestments, assimilates to the schematic style and tradition in the iconography of the 17th century in Macedonia and Mount Athos.