This icon is one of the most famous and earliest depictions of the Holy Family, painted before any Italian painter ever began. The halos symbolize holiness and the three stars, one on each shoulder and the other on the forehead, symbolize Mary's ever virginity before, during and after the birth of Christ. The Greek inscriptions symbolize Jesus, Mary and Joseph. This gorgeous icon is hand-made, in the old traditional manner of Byzantine art. It has been hand painted with egg, tempera and gold on canvas and old wood from Meteora, Greece. It is a work of modern art of superior quality.
This icon from Meteora, Greece, a World Heritage site of famous monasteries, is beautifully hand crafted and a true work of art, made in the old icon style. It is not large, about 5 x 7, but full of detail, with the whole relationship of the Holy Family perfectly captured: a booklet explains it all, along with how the icon was painted. We could not recommend it more highly for devotional use.
"Life is all about family"
True Believer(Deltona, FL, November 10, 2008)
I bought not one but four of the "Holy Family Icon" (7 x 5 1/2). One for myself and the rest is for my syblings. This Icon shows the TRUE meaning of life and I share my life with my syblings. Best Uses: Display, Foyer, Home; Describe Yourself: Collector; Pros: Easy to Install, Unifies Environment, Visually Pleasing