The Reception of the Cincture of the Theotokos in Constantinople

The Reception of the Cincture of the Theotokos in Constantinople
  • Code:  Βχει 230
  • Type:  Lithograph
  • Chronology:  1871
  • Dimensions:  Height 51.3 cm; width 63.6 cm
  • Materials of Construction:  Paper
  • Origin:  Dori Papastratou collection

The lithograph was made by the engraver Adam in Constantinople, most probably in 1871. It depicts the reception in Constantinople of the larger part of the Cincture of the Theotokos, which is preserved in the Vatopaidi Monastery of Mount Athos, being its most significant relic (Palladium). Members of the monastery’s brotherhood, the so-called Agiozonites monks, used to make processions and rites in the provinces and bishopric areas presenting the pieces of the Cincture of the Theotokos.