This icon plaque, St. Benedict in Prayer by The Meister von Meßkirch, comes from the Cloister Collection, Catholic to the Max's exclusive line of wood slab icons.
The image shows St. Benedict praying in a cave on Mount Subasio which he fled to to pray to escape the debauchery associated with higher education in Rome. He led a very austere life, is known for his power against demons, and is considered the Father of Western Monasticism.
The artist, the Master from Meßkirch is an anonymous German Renaissance artist named for his series of altarpieces at the Stiftskirche St. Martin in Meßkirch. His early style is reminiscent of Albrecht Durer mixed with more vibrant mannerist styling, however his use of color became more subdued over time.
Step into the past and experience ancient beauty with Cloister Collection icons. Fashioned in Steubenville, Ohio by a dedicated team of Catholic woodworkers and graphic restoration artists, these large, weighty icons have a medieval, weathered look produced through a complex process of machining and digital printing. Feed your soul and others' with these rich depictions from the history of the Catholic Church.
The 8"x12" image size is 9" wide by 13" tall and 1-1/2" deep including the plaque and is 1.84lbs.
The 12"x18" image size is 13" wide by 19" tall and 1-1/2" deep including the plaque and is 2.84lbs.
The icon is heavy and feels rich with authenticity and character; it can propped up, laid on an altar, or wall-hung from the sturdy d-ring on back.
( HWP-4135 )