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Saint George is one of the most celebrated saints in both Catholic and Orthodox christian traditions. He lived in about the late third century. A cruel Emperor named Diocletian that hated the Christians was in charge of the Roman Empire at that time. Saint George was a Christian warrior and a very brave fighter and he served in the army of Rome as an officer. Finally he stopped serving the army because he could not worship the pagan gods.
The icon of Saint George killing the dragon shows us the fight between good and evil. Saint George represents the Sons of Light and the dragon represents the Dragon of Darkness. The first church to have Saint George’s name was built by Emperor Constantine the Great in the Holy Land. Afterwards many churches carried the name Saint George. He is one of the greatest martyrs for Christ.

ABOUT THE TECHNIQUE:
The icon is painted following the original old technique with tempera paint on stucco canvas mounted on a vintage ceramic tile. I used gold leaf for the background.
The tile is some 30-40 years old and tiles of this type were used on the rooftops of the houses in Bulgaria in the past. This really adds to the "aged" and unique look of the icon.
The icon is sealed with couple of layers to assure a long lasting and well preserved image and to make it easy and safe to clean it from dust.
I could drill holes on top of the tile upon request for easy hanging as on this icon: http://www.etsy.com/listing/40630344/holy-virgin-mary-orthodox-icon Please specify if this is your choice!

Measurements: 11.5" (29cm)long by 6.2"(16cm) wide at the bottom,4.5"(11.5cm)wide at the top, and 0.6" thick (1.5cm)

The icon will be securely packaged to assure that it will reach you in its original intact condition!

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or if you would like to commission a specific icon or scene you don't see in my shop, I will be glad to make it for you!
See my other available works here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/iconsart

Saint George fighting the Dragon, St Georgi- original orthodox style icon, handpainted on ceramic tile,11.5 x 6 inches

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: tempera paints on stucco canvas, vintage ceramic tile, gold leaf, varnish
  • Ships worldwide from Bulgaria
  • Feedback: 79 reviews
  • Favorited by: 25 people