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Our Lady of Elige: a living Syriac heritage Icon - Brushed Aluminum

Our Lady of Elige: a living Syriac heritage Icon - Brushed Aluminum

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In the depth of this remarkable icon, known as Our Lady of Elige, lays a long history of devotion to the holy Virgin, in Mount Lebanon. 

The original icon that dates back to the 10th century, originated from an undetermined place in the Syriac world and found settled in the Patriarchal Church of Elige, Mayfouq area, in the district of Byblos. It depicts the virgin Mother holding the divine Child on her lap, a theme that is said to be a favorite to St. Ephrem… 

In a while, this icon, that will come to be known as Our Lady of the Maronites, will be accompanying the Maronite Patriarchs from the year 1121 to the year of 1545. And after their departure to the Valley of Qannoubine, the icon remained there reserved in a box, but not preserved from many destructive factors, such as fire and distortion as bitter fruit of persecution. 

Years later, after the monastery housing the ancient piece has become the property of the Lebanese Maronite Order, this latter took a decision of restoration. The cloistered nuns of the Carmel of the Mother of God and Unity – at Harissa, were asked to accomplish this delicate mission which lasted for five years.  And the advanced work on it uncovered the fact that this icon is built up over five or six layers embedded throughout centuries. Thus the whole task marked an event in the history of Syrio-Maronite iconography.


Brushed Aluminum Icon

Our stunning brushed aluminum icons provide depth and texture to every work of art. Made with a silver brushed aluminum Dibond panel, also known as AluDibond Butler Finish Silver, these icons are visually breathtaking and built to last a lifetime. They're durable and incredibly lightweight, making them ideal for even the largest of formats and with highly saturated colors.


  • The icon is matte and glare-free, so no matter where you hang it, the light won't interfere with its beauty. 
  • The colors on this print are highly saturated, even in large monochrome areas, ensuring the artwork pops off the surface.
  • The brushed silver AluDibond creates a unique metallic finish, adding a special touch.
  • The grain direction is horizontal, giving it an even more dynamic look.
  • Our aluminum icon comes in a thickness of approximately 3mm /0.12", providing a sturdy and rigid base.
  • Our direct printing technique ensures that your icon  is printed straight onto the surface of the aluminum Dibond panel, guaranteeing the highest quality reproduction.
  • White is not printed onto brushed aluminum icons. Any white in icon shines through as a unique metallic silver.
  • We've also included a hanging kit, which may vary depending on the country of fulfillment.
  • Sizes may vary slightly by region. For the US and Canada, the measurement is in inches, while for the rest of the world, it is in centimeters.
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