Gilded - gold ornamended (chrysokondylia) of Virgin Mary of Mount Athos. Decorated with rhinestones and synthetic stones in a frame with glass. Handiwork by the fathers of the Holy Cell Nativity of Christ on Mount Athos.
Dimensions: 19 x 33 cm.
The Lady Theotokos was first revealed at Athos, to Saint Peter (655-681) and after four to five centuries, to the abbot of the Great Lavra, Nikolaos. On both hermits, Theotokos promised to look after and protect the monks, and help them avoiding temptations, dangers and distress. Μore about Virgin Mary of Mount Athos.