The icons are presented in the traditional Byzantine style, being painted with egg, tempera and gold leaf on specially hand prepared and finished seasoned old wood. In each case there is an expansion piece to prevent normal moisture related expansion and shrinkage damaging the delicate gesso surface.
The icon of St George depicts him as a roman soldier of the late empire and he stands erect hand on shield with his spear in his right hand he is draped in a red and gold cloak which signifies his beatification.
All the icons come certificated as genuine hand painted icons that have permission for export. They were presented to the Charity raise funds and assist with the palliative care services at St Margaret’s and we offer then at two hundred and fifty pounds (£250) sterling. Although this may seem a great deal these are exceptional hand painted church quality icons and are not the paper reproductions normally available in the souvenir shops of churches and cathedrals. We are only able to offer them in this way since they were donated by the artist.