Jesus Christ Tree of Life Byzantine Christian Icon (15th century) Reproduction. Jesus Christ Tree of Life Byzantine Christian Icon (15th century) Reproduction
Made on wood panel and covered with 24k gold. For creation of our icons we use and apply traditional Byzantine methods and materials which have been tested over many centuries. The base of the icon is a traditional high quality durable wood covered with a layer of canvas and several layers of gesso. After completing the painting on the panel with professionally created egg tempera paint, several layers of bole (burnishing clay) are applied to the background to prepare them for the receiving of 24K gold leaf, and after gilding, gold is burnished using agate burnisher. As a final finish for our icons we use linseed oil based varnish. Finally a degree of aging can be applied to the icon, which depends of your personal choice. Of course, you may also elect your icon not to be aged. Let us know what your preference is when placing the order. While some other works of art require some special conditions for their preservation (most typically protection from light), paintings in egg tempera on wood, finished with linseed oil based varnish are best preserved under the same, moderate conditions of light, humidity, temperature and cleanliness of air that are optimal for human habitation. This is why our Byzantine Icons are timeless investment set to be enjoyed by many generations of your family.
Comes with a hook or a hole in the back for easy wall hanging. For more details please refer to our "Byzantine Icons FAQ"
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Since this is a made-to-order item, it is returnable within 7 days of the receipt date for money back guarantee (minus shipping charges and 10% restocking fee), provided it is returned undamaged in original condition and packaging.