St. Reweis, A Life of Humility Icon
Hand painted Coptic icon with egg-tempera.
Coptic Orthodox icon, traditionally represented.
19 x 9 x 1 cm
Treated wood, finished with varnish.
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St. Freig, commonly known as St. Reweis, was born in a small village called Meniyet Yameen, Gharbia Province, in the Egyptian Delta region. His parents Isaac and Sarah were poor farmers. They were pious people who brought him up in the fear of God.
At an early age, St. Freig had to work selling salt. He transported the salt on the back of his camel named Reweis (which means small head). It is said that this camel was so friendly and obedient that it used to bow down its head whenever it heard its name called....
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