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1849 Russian Icon - Christ Pantocrator in silver revetment cover

Christ Pantocrator is one of the most common subjects in Russian iconography, and its iconography follows a traditional pattern. In these icons, The term "Pantocrator" means "Almighty" or "Ruler of All," and the image of Christ in this role conveys his power and authority as the divine judge and ruler of the world. The icon portrays Christ with a stern expression, indicating his righteous judgment and the seriousness of his message. The icon's composition features Christ as Pantocrator - pictured half-figured blessing with his right hand while holding an Orb and a Cross in his left hand. It is covered by an ornate silver oklad revetment cover with a separately attached multilayered gilt-silver halo.

The icon is hallmarked with a town mark for the Russian town of Kostroma, the silversmith's mark BC for Vassily Savelyev, and the assayer's mark dated 1849. The icon is framed in a contemporary gilt wood frame. 

Additional Info

  • ID#: 1036-015-004-SP2
  • Size: 11 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches (29 x 25 cm)
  • Age: ca. 1849
  • Origin: Kostroma, Russia
  • Materials: Egg tempera on gessoed wood in parcel gilt silver revetment cover
  • Price: $1,750
  • Silver
  • Orthodox Cross
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