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Russian icon - Christ Emmanuel in brass oklad

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.

The icon depicts Christ half-figured blessing with his right hand while holding an Orb and a Cross in his left hand. It is covered by ornate silvered brass oklad revetment cover with separately attached multirayed halo.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 39-068-021-SP7-15
  • Size: 13 3/4 x 12 1/4 in (35 x 31 cm)
  • Age: ca. 1900
  • Materials: Egg tempera on gessoed wood under a silvered brass oklad
  • Price: $675
  • Orthodox Cross
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