Annunciation of the Virgin Mary, Byzantine Icon Reproduction, 19x25cm
A high quality Byzantine Icon reproduction depicting the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. The Assumption of Mary into Heaven (often shortened to the Assumption) is, according to the beliefs of the Catholic Church, Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy, the bodily taking up of the Virgin Mary into Heaven at the end of her earthly life.
The Annunciation is celebrated in Greece on March 25th which is also Greek Independence Day. On this day in the Greek Orthodox calendar, the archangel Gabriel appeared to the maiden Mary and announced the news: she was pregnant with the divine child. Bishop Germanos chose this day to deliver a different but not unrelated message: a new spirit was about to be born in Greece and that was the beginning of the Greek Revolution of 1821.
This is a traditional Byzantine icon paper reproduction, using a high quality technique with gold leaf and a light glossy finish and mounted on a wood frame. The quality of the reproduction makes it hard to distinguish from the hand painted edition.
All paper reproduction icons are also available in the hand painted edition.
Icon approx. 19 cm x 25 cm (7.5 in x 9.8 in)
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