In the realm of religious art, few pieces carry as much spiritual and historical weight as icons depicting the Virgin Mary. Among these, the Virgin Mary Icon from Bethlehem stands out as a masterpiece of Orthodox decor, embodying deep religious significance and unparalleled craftsmanship. This icon, a 999 Silver Icon and a Handmade Icon, is a testament to the enduring legacy of Byzantine art and the meticulous skill of modern artisans.
Historical and Cultural Significance
The Virgin Mary Icon holds a place of reverence in Christian tradition, symbolizing the motherly love and protection of the Virgin Mary. Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus Christ, adds to the icon's spiritual significance, making the Bethlehem Icon a cherished piece for devotees and collectors alike. The history of these icons dates back to the Byzantine Empire, where they were revered not just as art but as sacred objects that could convey the presence of the divine. The Byzantine Copy we offer is an original reproduction, adhering closely to the traditional colors and techniques of ancient iconography.
Craftsmanship and Materials
The creation of each Handmade Icon is a labor of love and devotion. Crafted from MDF wood, this MDF Wood Icon serves as a durable medium for the sacred image. The icon is then meticulously covered in 999% pure silver, a Silver Plated finish that enhances its beauty and spiritual resonance. The use of PVD Icon technology, Physical Vapor Deposition, ensures that the silver coating remains unalterable through the years, preserving the icon's beauty and sanctity.
The icon measures approximately W - 5.12, L - 7.10 (13cm x 18cm), striking a perfect balance between size and visibility. Its material composition includes MDF wood, pure 999% silver, and gold accents in certain versions, offering both a brown and a silver-gold variant. The weight and dimensions have been carefully chosen to ensure the icon can be easily placed in a variety of settings, from personal altars to larger spaces of worship.
The Artistic Process
The production of the Virgin Mary of Bethlehem icon is a meticulous process that blends traditional techniques with modern technology. Each icon is handcrafted, reflecting the personal touch of the artisan and ensuring that no two pieces are exactly alike. The Orthodox Decor style is maintained throughout, with particular attention paid to the icon's spiritual and aesthetic authenticity. The Gift Box Icon packaging further enhances its appeal as a meaningful and cherished gift.
Spiritual and Decorative Use
As a piece of Religious Art, the icon serves multiple purposes. It is not only a focal point for prayer and meditation but also a significant addition to any collection of religious art or Orthodox Decor. Its presence in a home or place of worship brings a sense of peace and sanctity, making it a powerful Orthodox Gift for various occasions. The icon's artistic and spiritual value transcends denominational boundaries, appealing to all who cherish religious heritage and artistry.
Made in the EU
Proudly EU Made Icon, this icon represents the high standards of European craftsmanship. The adherence to European rules in the use of PVD technology ensures that each icon meets strict quality and safety standards. The dedication to creating a product that is both beautiful and durable is evident in every aspect of the icon's production.
The Virgin Mary of Bethlehem icon is more than just an item of religious significance; it is a work of art that connects the faithful to a rich tradition of worship and devotion. Whether as an addition to one's personal collection of religious artifacts, a decorative piece in an Orthodox Decor setting, or a meaningful Orthodox Gift, this icon represents the beauty and depth of Christian faith. It invites all who encounter it to reflect on the Virgin Mary's significance and the profound history of Bethlehem, making it a truly miraculous icon.
In purchasing this icon, you are not only acquiring a piece of religious art but also supporting the tradition of iconography that has been a vital part of Christian heritage for centuries. Made with care and devotion, the Virgin Mary of Bethlehem is a symbol of faith that will endure for generations to come.
2 reviews for Virgin Mary Bethlehem Icon – 999 Silver, Handmade
The icons I order here absolutely beautiful! The detail is incredible.. Also the store was fabulous to work with. I had a limited time before my parents’ anniversary, and Andcross managers were able to get my order to me so quickly.. I can’t say enough good things about my experience!
Very satisfied with my order, the item completely matched the description and the packaging was great. My order arrived safely and on time before the Assumption. Thank you so much for such service.
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