This well-known icon, painted in the 12th century at the Monastery of Saint Catherine at Mount Sinai, is an allegorical depiction of the Christian ascetic struggle. It is based on Saint John Climacus' seminal work, The Ladder of Divine Ascent.
This icon is housed at St. Catherine's Monastery at the base of Mt. Sinai and was painted in the 12th century. The icon depicts the struggle of Christian life, based on the 6th-century teachings of St. John Climacus. www.legacyicons.com
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Top notch quality and accurate color tone!
Posted by Joel Morris on Mar 19th 2018
I am completely satisfied with the quality of the icon I received! I opted for the best quality offered (masterpiece mounted/protective wax) and feel it was well worth it. The icon I ordered is The Ladder of Divine Ascent--which is my favorite icon--so I'm thankful to have it be created with such excellence. Also, the coloring is perfectly to my liking, which is a complaint I have with many other icon producers--the tint often feels too brown or too yellow. Legacy Icons seems to know exactly how to reproduce true to the original icon.
A haunting and somewhat stark image
Posted by John Wilson on Jul 10th 2017
This icon is somewhat stark . Souls being pulled and lured away from their paths . I chose it this icon to remind myself of what is at stake
Posted by Jeanette on Apr 27th 2017
Made very well, would like the background a bit brighter.
Ladder of Divine Ascent Icon
Posted by Samuel Bunch on Dec 1st 2016
This icon is stunning, but more importantly has been an invaluable aid to my prayer life as I read and contemplate The Ladder of Divine Ascent by St. John Climacus.