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19 November 2015
11/2015
Commemorative Issue

Christmas 2015

Cyprus
Olive leaves into fire  

Olive leaves into fire

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New Year custom of the throwing of olive leaves into the fire.

Mary - "Kyra Makedonitissa"  

Mary - "Kyra Makedonitissa"

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The impressive silver gilt (1815) that adorns the €0,41 stamp, showing the Virgin Mary (Kyra Makedonitissa) holding the Christ child is in the iconographic style of "Anothen oi Profites" ("Above the Prophets").

Idealisation and "fear of the unknown" characterise the multi-faceted composition. The prophets and two angels hold scrolls with text referring to the Theodokos (Mother of God). At the right foot of the Theodokos is an area for the veneration of the icon.

The design of the cover was created by John Comaro (1745-1812), an engraver and painter from Crete. The heads of the majority of the figures are painted by the artist in the style of the School of Kornaros.

Sending of Christmas wishes  

Sending of Christmas wishes

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Sending of Christmas wishes to loved ones; wishes both for the joyful message of Christmas and for a better and happier New Year.

Technical Information

Design-Artwork: Yiota Tsiaklidou, Melanie Efstathiadou, Nicosia
Printing method: Litho-Offset on unwatermarked paper
Printer: Giesecke & Devrient Matsoukis S.A., Greece
Size of stamps: 27mm x 40mm
Quantities:
€0,34: 55.000
€0,41: 55.000
€0,64: 55.000
Sheet layout: Sheets of 8 stamps
FDCs: €1,39: 6.000
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