Publication ICONS OF THE MOUNT ATHOS
HOLY MONASTERY OF KARAKALLOU
Tuesday 26 June 2012, by Icon Network
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 a richly illustrated volume devoted to its portable holy icons; thereby bringing to light a virtually unknown part of post Byzantine culture and Athonite spiritual heritage.
From among the hundreds of portable icons in the monastery’s possession 152 were carefully selected for this edition and were reproduced at a stunning quality.
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 Greek iconographer of the 18th century.
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