Icon: Christ Pantocrator
|Name:||Icon: Christ Pantocrator||Size:||23 x 19,2 cm|
The guardian angel, Dimitrios, Mary of Egypt and Sergius on the borders.
Christ Pantokrator is shown half-length. His hair falls loose on His shoulder. He holds a book of Gospels and delivers a blessing. The abbreviated shoulder height inscription identifies him as Господь Вседержитель – The Lord Almighty. It depicts Christ as the ruler or sovereign of the Universe. This title is taken from the book of Revelation 1:8, “I am the Alpha and the Omega says the Lord, Who Is, Who Was and Who is To Come, the Almighty” (Вседержитель). It is often also referred to by its Greek title, Pantocrator (Παντοκράτορα) which also means “Almighty.”
Finely painted against a golden background