Like this item?

Add it to your favorites to revisit it later.

Saint Adelaide - handpainted icon, 8 by 6 nches

Ask a question
$85.00

Only 1 available

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: tempera paint, gold leaf, varnish, wood stain, gessoed canvas
  • Ships worldwide from Bulgaria
  • Feedback: 106 reviews
  • Favorited by: 10 people

This shop accepts Etsy gift cards

and have something made just for you.

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: tempera paint, gold leaf, varnish, wood stain, gessoed canvas
  • Ships worldwide from Bulgaria
  • Favorited by: 10 people

This shop accepts Etsy gift cards

Ask a question

St Adelaide was born c.931 at Burgundy, France ; died 999 at the monastery of Seltz, Alsace; canonized in 1097 by Pope Urban II. The daughter of King Rudolph II of Burgundy she was promised in marriage when she was only two years old, to Lothaire, the son and heir of his enemy, Hugh of Provence.
Lothaire was killed when still very young . Having been sought after by various kings and nobles, after his death, Adelaide was finally married by Otho the Great of Germany who had invaded Italy.
When Adelaide and Otho’s son, the Emperor Otho II died, his son Otho III, a child, became emperor. In 991, Adelaide was invested as the Regent of the Empire and she used her power as the effective empress to increase evangelization efforts, especially in northern Europe, built many monasteries and churches, and helped the poor.
Feast day: December 16

THE TECHNIQUE:
The icon is painted with tempera on stucco canvas over a wood panel with 3 arches on top.I used gold leaf for the halo and sealed the icon with couple of layers to assure a long lasting image and to make it easy and safe to clean it from dust. The back and the sides of the wood panel are varnished with darker tone semi transparent varnish for a nice finish.

The icon measures 8" long (20cm), 6" wide (15cm) and approx 1 inch thick (2cm)

Shipping costs

Payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards