Icon of the Holy Face of Christ

Panel icon written in Santa Venera, Malta, in 2013 and completed at Clare Priory, Suffolk, UK, in 2014, under the supervision of Fr. Richard G. Cannuli, O.S.A. Dimensions are 8″ x 9.5″.

Materials included linen-covered wood with natural gesso, 23.5 kt gold leaf burnished by hand, natural egg tempera applied in the Russian-Byzantine tradition, varnished with olifa upon completion.

The icon was blessed at Clare during the vigil liturgy of the Solemnity of the Ascension. It is now in the private possession of a Roman Catholic couple in the US.