Anthony the Great Hand-painted Icon

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A painted icon of Saint Anthony the Great. St Anthony holds a scroll in his hand, which reads, "I no longer fear God but love him."

The inscription on this icon can be made in any language.

A Brief Life Story Of the Saint

Saint Anthony was born in Egypt in the 3rd century CE. When his parents died, the saint gave his property away to the poor and went to live in the desert where he spent more than thirty years in seclusion and constant prayer. Saint Anthony is the founder of eremitic monasticism. The Church calls him great for his hard work and ascetic feats.

Materials

This icon is painted using the following materials:

  • Tempera paints
  • Lime, pine, or alder board
  • Gesso
  • Colored wax
  • Gold leaf
  • Linseed oil
  • Hide glue
  • Varnishes (mordant, kauri gum, acryl-styrolic)

Size

This icon of St Anthony the Great is available in the following sizes:

  • 16.5×21.5 cm
  • 19×25 cm
  • 23.5×31 cm
  • 27×35 cm
  • 30×41 cm
  • 40×52 cm

Decorations

This icon has a hand-carved rectangular central panel. The margins, the halo, the background, and other elements of this icon are covered with gold leaf.

It can be additionally adorned with wrought silver, a metal or a textile oklad, precious and semiprecious gemstones. We recommend putting this icon into an opening or a non-opening icon case.

Price & Deadlines

The final price of the icon of Saint Anthony and the time it will take to paint it depend on its size and the complexity of its decoration.

Once this icon is painted, it will be consecrated in St Elisabeth Convent.

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