SOLD Created by the hand of American iconographer Brother Simeon Davis, this original icon
of Saint Demetrios the Great Martyr exemplifies the radiant colors, fine detail, and fidelity to classical iconography that has made the Monastery Icons collection the most beloved Christian art over the past thirty-three years. This icon is one of a kind and will no longer be available once it is sold.
Martyred in the fourth century by the emperor Diocletian, Saint Demetrios' mission form the heavenly world has been to protect Christians from their persecutors and bestow miraculous healings through the relics at his shrine in Thessaloniki. Brother Simeon's portrait shows him with a determined expression, clothed in classical military garb, drawing his sword, ready for heavely battle.
This icon is painted on 1/4-inch non-tempered artist's hardboard measuring 26" x 48". The artist used classic egg tempera. The background is hand applied 23 kt gold leaf applied using the varnish gilt method. The icon has a protective artist's grade arcylic varnish. Created in the year 1985, the painting includes the artist's "signature" in tiny letters: "By the hand of Simeon 1985," as is traditional in iconography. It also includes a small scroll with the words "with the prayers of Joseph Michael, Cecilia Maryam, Catherine and George," in honor of the patrons who commissioned the icon.
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Photios Konotoglou, Greek iconographer