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Russian Icon - Christ Pantocrator in silver oklad cover & kiot 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 Gospels in his left hand and makes the gesture of blessing with his right.

The silver resentment cover is hallmarked by a prolific Moscow silversmith Semyon Galkin and dated 1877.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 266-1009-036-057-SP1
  • Size: 9 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches (25 x 21 cm)
  • Age: ca. 1877
  • Origin: Moscow, Russia
  • Materials: egg tempera on gessoed wood under a silver revetment cover and glass-fronted gilt kiot shadowbox frame
  • Price: $875
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross

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