Wood Carved Encolpion | Saint George

Code: AE3345
Availability: In stock

Hand carved encolpion on boxwood, which is inserted in a walnut wood frame, made at the Holy Cell of the Presentation of Virgin Mary in Mount Athos. This unique handicraft is a real piece of art, a sample of elaborate wood-carving in a very small space.
H: 7 cm.
W: 5 cm.

Saint George the Troopoephoros or Trophy holder is one of the most famous and beloved saints of Orthodoxy. He came from Cappadocia, martyred and beheaded in 303 AD. His name is related to many folk traditions and customs. Saint George is celebrated on April 23 or the following day after Easter.


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