Icon: Christ Pantokrator
|Number:||234||Period:||late 19th century|
|Name:||Icon: Christ Pantokrator||Size:||31,3 x 26 cm|
Here Christ is shown holding a book of Gospels and delivering a blessing. The abbreviated shoulder height inscription identifies him as Господь Вседержитель
Greek letters in the halo: O ΩN (‘the Being’ or ‘He who is’), based on ‘I am that I am’ from Exodus 3;13-14; Greek letters on the side: IC XC = Jesus Christ.
The icon is overlaid with an ornate silver, repoussed, and chased revetment (oklad) with cloisonné enameled halo. The tripartite halo includes a turquoise ground with filigree scroll work. Hallmarked Moscow, assayer’s mark, 84 standard and master’s mark G.M. in Cyrillic = Gerasim Alekseevich Mitrofan, 1896 – 1908.