• Saint Athanasios
  • Item ID : 305
  • Collection Name : Holy Metropolis of Ydra, Spetses and Egina
  • Type : Icon
  • Year : 19nt c. AD
  • Place : Idra
  • Τechnique : Egg tempera on wood
  • Dimension : 95 x 52,5 εκ
  • Current Place : 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.