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Saint Catherine Monastyry, commonly known as Santa Katerina. Located at the Sinai Peninsula, at the foot of Mount Sinai. EGYPT.

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How to Do Encaustic Painting

Oldest surviving image of the Madonna, Saint Catherine's Monastery, Mount Sinai, 6th century

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EGYPT - Saint Catherine’s Monastery can be found just below Mount Sinai. It is the oldest working monastery in the world.

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Sts. Sergius and Bacchus, 6th or 7th century encaustic icon from Saint Catherine's Monastery, Egypt. Now in Kiev, Ukraine, at The Art Museum named after Bogdan and Varvara Khanenko (Kiev Museum of Western and Oriental Arts)

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Cretan Byzantine icon by the hand of Angelos, Circa 1400. It is kept at Saint Catherine's Monastery at Mount Sinai. It depicts St. John the Evangelist dictating his Gospel to his disciple. St. Prochorus.

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