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Russian Icon - Christ Pantocrator in brass oklad cover and kiot shadow frame

Christ Pantocrator refers to a specific depiction of Christ. The most common translation of Pantocrator is "Almighty" or "All-powerful". In this understanding, Pantocrator is a compound word formed from the Greek words for "all" and the noun "strength" (κρατος). This is often understood in terms of potential power; i.e., ability to do anything, omnipotence. The iconic image of Christ Pantocrator was one of the first images of Christ developed in the Early Christian Church and remains a central icon of the Eastern Orthodox Church. In the half-length image, Christ holds the Orb and Cross in his left hand and makes the gesture of blessing with his right.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 247-104-068-SP6-6
  • Size: 10 1/4 x 10 in (26 x 25 cm)
  • Age: ca. 1880s
  • Materials: Egg tempera on wood in silvered brass revetment cover and kiot shadow frame
  • Price: $525
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