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. Saint Demetrios is surrounded by ancient-like decoration in accordance to the time he lived. His military garments are also in accordance to his time, while his cloak is rich in folds. Dimensions:
H: 6.7 cm.
W: 5.5 cm.
Saint Demetrius the Myrrh-scented is the patron saint of Thessaloniki, where he was born. He was imprisoned for his piety and faith. He was killed by warriors’ lances because he encouraged Nestor to defeat the idolater wrestler Lyeus in a confrontation in front of the emperor Maximianus in Thessaloniki. Saint Demetrius the Myrrh-scented celebrates on October 26th.
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