Methodius and Cyril

Methodius and Cyril


Methodius and Cyril were Byzantine Greek brothers born in Thessaloniki in the ninth century.

They became missionaries among the Slavs of Great Moravia and Pannonia and influenced the cultural development of all Slavic peoples. They are credited with devising the Glagolitic alphabet, the first alphabet used to transcribe the Old Church Slavonic language. The Cyrillic alphabet, which was based on the Glagolitic alphabet, is still used in a number of Slavic and other languages.

This is part of the series of traditional and Orthodox saints, which derives from a range of sources, including manuscripts, other icons and mosaics. Some icons include 24 carat gold highlights.

Methodius and Cyril is painted in acrylic on a Loxley Gold box canvas and has two layers of varnish. It is signed on the reverse in pencil. All edges are painted and varnished. 

This is one of a series of traditional saints; see my gallery for other images.

The image size is 20cm x 25cm (8" x 10").

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