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Russian Icon - Christ Pantocrator

The icon depicts Christ as Pantocrator ( "Almighty" or "All-powerful") - pictured half-figured blessing with his right hand while holding an Orb and a Cross in his left hand.

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.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 28-104-027-SP7-1
  • Size: 12 1/4 x 10 1/4 in (31 x 26 cm)
  • Age: ca. 1880's
  • Materials: Egg tempera on gessoed wood
  • Price: $725
  • Orthodox Cross
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