Christ in Majesty depicts an enthroned Jesus seated as the ruler of the world. This full-length image of Christ would later develop into the famous "Pantocrator" icon. The characteristic gesture of blessing in the right hand and Gospel in the left are two important motifs. The cruciform halo at the top of Jesus's head contains the letters Ο Ω Ν, meaning "He Who Is", in reference to God's revelation to Moses at the burning bush. Ultimately, the icon portrays Christ as a righteous judge and lover of mankind, positioned in a place of omniopotence which sustains the world; the open Gospel emphasizes the gift of God's word to help deliver salvation. 

 

Icon measures 11" (length) x 9" (width). Hand painted in the Orthodox style by an artist from Palestine. This image of Christ also includes a solid silver and gold "riza" or revetment painstakingly crafted through extensive repoussé work. 

Christ Enthroned

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  • Christ in Majesty depicts an enthroned Jesus seated as the ruler of the world. This full-length image of Christ would later develop into the famous "Pantocrator" icon. The characteristic gesture of blessing in the right hand and Gospel in the left are two important motifs. The cruciform halo at the top of Jesus's head contains the letters Ο Ω Ν, meaning "He Who Is", in reference to God's revelation to Moses at the burning bush. Ultimately, the icon portrays Christ as a righteous judge and lover of mankind, positioned in a place of omniopotence which sustains the world; the open Gospel emphasizes the gift of God's word to help deliver salvation. 

     

    Icon measures 11" (length) x 9" (width). Hand painted in the Orthodox style by an artist from Palestine. This image of Christ also includes a solid silver and gold "riza" or revetment painstakingly crafted through extensive repoussé work. 

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