Protaton – bishop vestments
The design of this model is according to combination of the details of the church doors and the Artoklasia, treasuries of Mount Athos monastery -Protaton.
The cross is decorated with flowers and foliage, embroidered in various gold treads.The design is from a cross on a conical cupola, surmounting the ciborium of the silver Artoklasia, from 1746. Occupying the centre of the artoklasia disk, on a separate plate of silver, is a representation of the Virgin and Child in low relief; carved into the rim of this disk is the inscription:”This artoklasia is the property of Our Lady of Karyes of the Protaton…”. It was originally designed and embroidered, on a small omophorion, for the model- Protaton.