Saint Theodosia of Constantinople, Saint of the day Christian Art Gallery, Plaster Cast Lithophane Sculpture Porcelain, Byzantine Iconoclasm
Saint theodosia of constantinople is aneastern orthodoxandroman catholicsaintandmartyrwho lived in the seventh and eight centuries, during the iconoclasm. She was anunliving at amonasteryinconstantinople. In 729 theemperorleo iii the isaurianordered that aniconofchristwhich stood over thechalke gateof theimperial palacebe removed. Theodosia was among the women who tried to prevent the operation, for which she was arrested and executed. Following thetriumph of orthodoxyover iconoclasm she was recognized as a martyr and saint. This is an image of a female christian saint, saint theodosia of constantinople, made of english parian porcelain. Saint theodosia is famous for her martyrdom during the period of iconoclasm in byzantium in the viii century a. The technique is called lithophane, and this piece is handmade from start to finish: the preliminary drawing, the plasticine model, the plaster cast and slip castings are all made by me. Looks great with a tea light behind it. The technique allows to make several copies, and they may be slightly different due to the nature of the materials. 7.5 x 10 cm / 3 x 3.9 in. Please note that this particular piece is unmounted and unframed, so you have to figure out how you are going to set it. This item is made of porcelain.