Mount Athos: Two small wood carved enikons (medallions with icons), probably purchased by Hasluck in Karyes

Department Archive
Collection BSA SPHS Image Collection
Reference No. BSA SPHS 01/4193.8566
Level Item
Description Glass negative, quarter plate size, is a copy negative.
Dimensions 10.5 x 8 cm
Place Karyes
Mount Athos
Dates 1911
Creator Hasluck, Dr Frederick William
Collection event Hasluck in Mount Athos 1911
Scope and Content Part of a series of images taken by F.W. Hasluck during the course of his visit to Mount Athos in 1911. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Athos: wood carving, two small enkolpia (ikons)".
Notes Date based on Hasluck's visit to Mount Athos to research his book, Mount Athos and its Monasteries (1924). He describes enikons as pocket icons with pl. 25(a) as an example.

The image appears in the SPHS Slide Set (no author), ca. 1932. The Greek Church, slide number 10.
Further information Karyes is the main market and administrative centre of the Athos peninsula. At the time Hasluck visited in 1911, the town consisted of one cobbled street with ins and shops. Hasluck remarks that, in these shops, visitors could purchase religious souvenirs such as photographs, beads and carved wooden objects. These carved wooden objects such as crosses and small pocket icons were from specialist workshops in sketae, particularly those located on the slopes of Mount Athos. The 10th century church of Protaton (the church of the Protos or Primate of Athos) and its 18th century bell-tower are also located in the town.
Hasluck, F.W. 1924. Athos and its Monasteries, London: Kegan Paul (pp. 168-171)
Reference 1911 JHS 31: 7th accession to 1904 slide catalogue. lxxxi.SPHS 8566. Link to article
1913 JHS 33: Catalogue of Slides. 32.SPHS 8566. Link to article
1913 JHS 33: Catalogue of Slides. 144.SPHS 8566. Link to article
Hasluck, F.W. 1924. Athos and its monasteries. facing 168, pl. 25(a).