This holy icon depicts the great martyr menas of egypt, featuring him in his armor, holding his weapons and carrying a brilliant halo around his head. This byzantine icon that was handpainted to the tiniest detail, is the perfect vulnerable gift for your christian friend s name day.
This also makes a great icon for the churchs iconostasis. It would look great on your home prayer corner as well. Please note this icon is made to order.
Procedure: first of all i prepare the canva with special materials so i can carefully sketch the figure on it. After that i start painting the basic colors and later on i come back many times with my various brush sizes to end up to the concrete details of the holy faces. My aim is to draw friendly and merciful holy faces so that their gentleness inspires somebody to pray and hope. The story: saint menas was born in egypt from faithfull christian parents.His mother was praying strongly in front of theotokos holy icon that god would give her a baby , when she heard the word amen. For this reason, when she had her blessed son she named him menas.
St menas became a military officer in phrygia but unde the persecution of diocletian he confessed his christian faith and thus he suffered cruel tortures until he was beheaded. The saint received grace from god to work miracles and help anyone in need.
He is well known for healing illnesses, helping people out of the possession by demons and revealing lost objects. Hope he brings peace and hope to you all. Size: 6.69x 4.72 (17x12cm). Materials: wood, mineral colors in dust, egg, varnish. Cleaning: use a clean soft fabric to take care of your icon.
Please do not use any cleaning sprays, chemicals or water. You may ask for a personalized message to be hand lettered on the back side of the icon. You may ask for any icon of a saint or a religious biblical event of your choice in dimensions 3040 , 1725 or 1020 or other custom, on wood or canva. Please send us your request through etsy message.This item is made of wood and colors in dust, egg tempera, varnish.