Museums & Collections > Byzantine Icons

The collection of portable icons at the monastery is made up of about three hundred portable icons, some coming from the katholikon, the church in the cemetery and the dependencies of the monastery, others having been donated by residents on Lesvos.

A few may date from between the 15th and the 16th centuries, but most come from between the 16th and the 18th centuries.

Most of the collection is displayed in the first room of the museum at Leimonos, with other icons in the Sceuophylakion (the third of the rooms in the museum).

Not a few of the icons in the collection constitute outstanding samples of post- Byzantine iconography. Among them, those that stand out because of the rarity of their subject matter are ’The First steps of Christ‘ (an icon that shows Christ as a child walking towards the Virgin Mary), ’Divine Wisdom‘ and an icon of Saint George and Demetrios embracing while on horseback.