The depiction of Christ Pantocrator, the “Almighty“ or "all-powerful"” is considered the archetype of all icons.

Through the Incarnation, Christ himself is the word and the image, the word of inexpressible mysteries and the image of the invisible God. At the Council of Nicea in 325 it was affirmed that Christ is the visible and perfect image of the Father. The image of the Pantocrator becomes a symbol of the iconoclast in the Byzantine Church. John of Damascus, among others, defended the portrayal. In the Western Church there is a similar motif, more reminiscent of secular rulers, the Majestas Domini ("Glory of the Lord").

 

Christ is shown blessing on the icon, scepter and globe in His left hand.

 

Metal Riza/Oklad with superimposed halo.

Russian icon | Christ Pantocrator | with Riza | 24646

SKU: 24646
  • Original antique Russian orthodox icon

    Certificate of authenticity from an independent expert at the Vienna Dorotheum
  • Age

    19th century
  • Size

    27 x 22 cm (10.6 x 8.7 in)

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