Byzantine Icon of Archangel Gabriel. Religious orthodox catholic icon. Christian art, catholic gift idea. Handmade icon.
The original of the icon is one of the oldest icons of the Archangel, and was created in XIII century. The original is housing at the Saint Catherine's Monastery, mount Sinai.
*Size: 5-1/3" X 6-3/4" X 5/8" inches or 13.8 cm. X 17 cm. X 1.5 cm.
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*Archangel Gabriel is considered as one of the main Archangels in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Gabriel in the Hebrew language means "Man of God" or "Might of God." He is the herald of the mysteries of God, especially the Incarnation of God and all other mysteries related to it. He is depicted as follows: In his right hand, he holds a lantern with a lighted taper inside, and in his left hand, a mirror of green jasper. The mirror signifies the wisdom of God as a hidden mystery.
*I made the icon used a decoupage technique. The image is transferred to the new wood that I have cut and sanded by hand. I applied a special medium and varnish on the top, that makes it water resistant. With this technique the icon looks like ancient original The icon is stained in the back, and sides are painted red with gold around the image.
*I use Canadian wood and environmentally safe materials only.