Production Method:Our icons are hand painted according to the ancient egg tempera technique. We produce the paint from a mixture of mineral powders, egg yolk and vinegar and then we apply it layer upon layer in a plastered a wooden panel . After painting, the icon is varnished (with a natural resin varnish) and then left to dry for several days to produce an artifact that will last.
Finish Type:Hand Painted
Saint Nino a woman Evangelist and equal to the Apostles that preached Christianity to the edges of the Byzantium. Saint Nina is the patron of Georgia - She is represented traveling barefoot through the legendary Iberia, the country now named Georga, holding the humble Grapevine cross that the Holy Mother has entrusted to Her, tied with a braid form her hair.
Copper gold is covering the halo -something that would gradually give the icon an antique look that will make the artefact even more beautiful. The name of the saint in Greek: Αγία Νινώ - is written with green egg tempera on the sides with byzantine characters
Finally the icon comes tenderly protected in its individual handmade felt bag, together with some instructions how to care for it, a little sachet of herbs from our garden in Crete -and our typical icon favors - Perfect for a personal gift.
St Nino or Nina of Georgia hand painted byzantine icon egg tempera in repurposed wood- B07BJ7LC76