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Saint Archangel Michael - handpainted orthodox icon on a tile, 11 by 6 inches - MADE TO ORDER

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Saint Archangel Michael - handpainted orthodox icon on a tile, 11 by 6 inches - MADE TO ORDER

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: antique ceramic tile, tempera, stucco canvas, gold leaf, varnish
  • Made to order

Shipping & returns

Ready to ship in 1–2 weeks
From Bulgaria
Returns and exchanges accepted
Exceptions may apply. See return policy

Description

Michael is an archangel in Hebrew, Christian and Islamic tradition. In the book of Daniel, Michael appears first to help the Archangel Gabriel defeat the Persians.
Typically, he is represented as the Chief Commander of the Heavenly hosts, where he holds a sword in one hand.
In the orthodox iconography he is most likely to be wearing red. In many instances, Michael tramples the devil under his feet, which may be depicted as a dragon. This comes from the tradition that Michael was the main opponent of Satan in the battle for Heaven. Satan, previously called Samael, was always looking to discredit Israel, while Michael was its main protector. In the end, Satan attempted to drag Michael down in his fall from the heights, but Michael was rescued by God.

This piece is truly one-of-a-kind as I painted it on an antique ceramic tile. This type of tiles were used for the rooftops of houses 30-40 years ago and this really adds to the "aged" look of the icon. It has a nice rough texture and uneven edges. The image is painted on a stucco canvas pasted on the tile and with water based tempera paints. The halo, the sword and part of the clothing are made with gold leaf. Finally a couple of layers of varnish are applied to assure the image is sealed well and easy to clean.

The icon measures 11" long (27,7cm), 6" (15.5cm) wide at the base, 5,5" wide at the top (14cm) and 1.8 deep (4.5cm). The tile itself is 0.5" thick.

PLEASE NOTE THIS LISTING IS MADE TO ORDER! PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 10 DAYS FOR YOUR ICON TO BE COMPLETED AND SHIPPED. MINOR DIFFERENCES ARE POSSIBLE BUT YOU WILL BE PROVIDED PICTURES OF THE ACTUAL ICON YOU ARE RECEIVING. IT WILL BE AN UNIQUE ITEM MADE JUST FOR YOU!
FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.
THANK YOU!
Michael is an archangel in Hebrew, Christian and Islamic tradition. In the book of Daniel, Michael appears first to help the Archangel Gabriel defeat the Persians.
Typically, he is represented as the Chief Commander of the Heavenly hosts, where he holds a sword in one hand.
In the orthodox iconography he is most likely to be wearing red. In many instances, Michael tramples the devil under his feet, which may be depicted as a dragon. This comes from the tradition that Michael was the main opponent of Satan in the battle for Heaven. Satan, previously called Samael, was always looking to discredit Israel, while Michael was its main protector. In the end, Satan attempted to drag Michael down in his fall from the heights, but Michael was rescued by God.

This piece is truly one-of-a-kind as I painted it on an antique ceramic tile. This type of tiles were used for the rooftops of houses 30-40 years ago and this really adds to the "aged" look of the icon. It has a nice rough texture and uneven edges. The image is painted on a stucco canvas pasted on the tile and with water based tempera paints. The halo, the sword and part of the clothing are made with gold leaf. Finally a couple of layers of varnish are applied to assure the image is sealed well and easy to clean.

The icon measures 11" long (27,7cm), 6" (15.5cm) wide at the base, 5,5" wide at the top (14cm) and 1.8 deep (4.5cm). The tile itself is 0.5" thick.

PLEASE NOTE THIS LISTING IS MADE TO ORDER! PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 10 DAYS FOR YOUR ICON TO BE COMPLETED AND SHIPPED. MINOR DIFFERENCES ARE POSSIBLE BUT YOU WILL BE PROVIDED PICTURES OF THE ACTUAL ICON YOU ARE RECEIVING. IT WILL BE AN UNIQUE ITEM MADE JUST FOR YOU!
FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.
THANK YOU!

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Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Returns and exchange details

If your icon was damaged while in transit, I take the responsibility to repair it at no extra cost, however the shipping expenses for sending it back to me are buyer's responsibility. You will not be charged extra for me sending the icon back to you.

Refunds will be issued in case the icon is returned in its original intact condition and only after you have contacted me prior to sending it back. All inquiries for refunds need be communicated with me not later than 7 days of receiving the item. After this period a sale is considered final. Shipping costs are non refundable.

Please do not send an icon back without notifying me first!

Shipping policies

The icons you are purchasing will be carefully packaged to assure they reach you in their original intact condition.

Your icon will be shipped with Bulgarian posts by registered air mail within 1- 2 days after a payment is received. If it is Friday, the item will ship on Monday. You will be provided the tracking number of your package for further reference.
After it leaves Bulgaria and enters your country you will be able to check the tracking number with your local posts or their online services. For the US it will be USPS.

If you have a custom order, please allow about 10 days from your order date until it is shipped. You will be informed promptly when the icon is shipped and the expected delivery times.

On the average shipping takes 5-12 working days for an order to reach countries within Europe, 10-25 working days to reach the US or Australia and 10-20 days to Canada.
Please contact me if you want an upgraded (faster) shipping option! An extra cost of $2 will be added to the Shipping charges for priority mail. It does not however speed up the deliveries significantly, maybe only 2 to 4 days faster than the average times.

Shipping costs include: Gift wrapping and packaging materials, actual postal costs calculated by the item weight and the extra costs for registered mail service.
The icons you are purchasing will be carefully packaged to assure they reach you in their original intact condition.

Your icon will be shipped with Bulgarian posts by registered air mail within 1- 2 days after a payment is received. If it is Friday, the item will ship on Monday. You will be provided the tracking number of your package for further reference.
After it leaves Bulgaria and enters your country you will be able to check the tracking number with your local posts or their online services. For the US it will be USPS.

If you have a custom order, please allow about 10 days from your order date until it is shipped. You will be informed promptly when the icon is shipped and the expected delivery times.

On the average shipping takes 5-12 working days for an order to reach countries within Europe, 10-25 working days to reach the US or Australia and 10-20 days to Canada.
Please contact me if you want an upgraded (faster) shipping option! An extra cost of $2 will be added to the Shipping charges for priority mail. It does not however speed up the deliveries significantly, maybe only 2 to 4 days faster than the average times.

Shipping costs include: Gift wrapping and packaging materials, actual postal costs calculated by the item weight and the extra costs for registered mail service.

Additional policies

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or a custom order inquiry.

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