One of the Church's most profound theologians and instructors in practical Christian spiritual life, St. Maximus (580-662) left an important government post in the East Roman Empire (Byzantine) under the Emperor Heraclius about 614 to live the rest of his life as a simple lay monk - though his life and teaching were far from simple.
As a theologian, he taught, against those who sought to compromise the Faith for the sake of political and religious unity, that Jesus Christ was the incarnate Son of God, fully divine,and fully human, thus having two complete wills, natures, and energies. For his stubborn confession of Christ the Truth, St. Maximus was persecuted by compromising imperial authorities, put on trial three times, and finally, having had his tongue and right hand with which he had so eloquently defended the Faith cut off, he was sent into exile to what is now Tsageri, Georgia, where he soon died on August 13, 662.
Mattonella are hand-painted Italian Ceramic Tiles. Bottega degli Artisti features an assortment of Mattonelle in Professions, Saints & Botanical designs and can custom make any design of your liking.
These Italian Decorative Tiles Come in Many Different Professions and The Arts. Choose from two sizes (10x20 cm - 3.9 x 7.9 inches) or (15x30 cm - 5.9 x 11.8 inches) and different backings - a Wooden Frame or a Wrought Iron Frame with Hook. Made by Bottega degli Artisti.
Bottega degli Artisti is very famous in Italy and abroad, being one of the best producer of pottery in Castelli. Castelli is a little village in the centre of Italy, just close to the Gran Sasso Mountain. Castelli is best known for its, a form of decorative ceramic, which were collected by the nobility of Europe for centuries and which were at their pinnacle from the 16th through 18th century and are still produced today by local artists. Castelli majolica was a favorite dinnerware of Russian Tsars. One of the most valued collections of Castelli ceramics is now housed at the Winter Palace of the Hermitage State Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.
*The Tiles are also available without Frames for use on Backsplashes or Wall Decor.
***We can also customize a tile for you featuring a Profession not shown or change the gender of the Profession shown or have your Profession written in English.
Slight variations will occur in colors and patterns.
Choose from Two Sizes:
10x20 cm - 3.9 x 7.9 inches
15x30 cm - 5.9 x 11.8 inches
Plain Tile (with or without a ring for hanging)
Colors may vary. Colors in photograph are close but may not represent true colors.
PREORDER FROM ITALY.
Allow 8-10 weeks for delivery.
In stock items will ship immediately from our warehouse in the US.