Šifra: E-28-50

Brand: Srpska Tradicija Šeli

Beautiful glorious icon of Saint Basil the Great

43,49 USD


  • producer: art workshop Serbian Tradition - Šeli
  • Saint: Saint Basil / Saint Basil the Great
  • Icons are not consecrated!
  • date of Celebration: 14.01 Vasiljevdan / Vasilica
  • technique: combined on the model of medieval icons
  • Dimensions: 40x30 cm
  • Weight: 1.30 kg




The icon is made with a laminated technique, glazed, framed, the halo is made of metal gilded with 24 carat gold, discreetly decorated with glass zircons.

The word "icon" comes from a Greek verb whose meaning is "like, resemble", whence the modern notion of "fine art". The icon is also considered an unavoidable liturgical vessel that sanctifies a person and introduces him into a direct relationship with the grace and the person depicted on it. It is very important that the bearer of the picture is a board made of linden wood, which is fixed with templates that are on the back of the icon and do not allow bending and deformation of the board.

The painting process itself is performed on a specially prepared preparation, which was previously applied to the board. Natural pigments are used for painting, which are mixed with a natural binder (yolk). This type of paint is called Egg Tempera.




On January 14, the Serbian people celebrate the feast of St. Basil the Great, a saint known as the great secular and spiritual teacher of the church. Vasiljevdan or Vasilica, called Little Christmas in the Serbian people, is one of the most important Christian holidays. Archbishop Vasilije, he was called Great because of his merits and is considered a teacher of the entire Church, the father of Eastern monasticism, a defender of the faith from heretics. Vasiljevdan is celebrated by Serbs as a baptismal feast, and by Greeks and Russians as a name day.

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