Created by the hand of American iconographer Brother Simeon Davis, this original icon
of Saint James the Less 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.
Known as "the brother of the Lord," Saint James was present at the Crucifixion alongside the Blessed Mother and Saint Mary Magdalene. The gold-striped cloth draped over the saint's shoulder shows his status as a son of the heavenly king, echoing the ancient tradition in which a king or emperor's son wore just such an emblem.
This icon is painted on 1/4-inch non-tempered artist's hardboard measuring 11" wide by 14" tall. The artist used matte fluid acrylics which replicate classic egg tempera. The background is painted. The icon has a protective artist's grade arcylic varnish. Created in the year 1992, the painting includes the artist's "signature" in tiny letters: "By the hand of Simeon 1992," as is traditional in iconography.
Sale or transfer of ownership of this icon does not convey any rights in the work itself. Any copying of the work, public distribution of the work, or preparation of a derivative work is strictly prohibited without the written express permission of Monastery Icons.
Shipping and handling for this icon is $36.00.
"Icons raise the soul and the mind to the realm of the spirit."
Photios Konotoglou, Greek iconographer