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ICONS OF THE HOLY MONASTERY OF KARAKALLOU MOUNT ATHOS

Author: MONASTERY OF KARAKALLOU #: 8733

For the first time in its history Karakallou Monastery of Mount Athos is revealing its iconographic treasures to the general public. Karakallou Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries on Holy Mountain, is celebrating its millennium of uninterrupted coenobitic life with the publication of this richly illustrated volume devoted to its portable icons; thereby bringing to light a virtually unknown part of ancient Athonite culture and its spiritual heritage.

From among the hundreds of holy icons in the monastery`s possession, 152 were carefully selected for this edition. Historically, they span from the late 14th to the early 19th century and include masterpieces that are inaccessible to most of the monastery`s pilgrims. Quite significantly, the Karakallou monastery`s holdings feature the largest collection of works by Dionyssios of Fourna, a prominent byzantine iconographer of the 18th century.

Price: € 70.00 £ 55.46 $ 80.28