& comments : Icon of Christ Pantokrator (in Greek Pantokrator = Who
does everything, almighty).
The iconic image of Christ Pantocrator ("Christ,
Ruler of All") was one of the first images of Christ developed in the Early
Christian Church and remains a central icon of the Eastern Orthodox Church.
In the medium size image, Christ holds the New Testament in his left hand
and makes the gesture of teaching or of blessing with his right.
oldest known surviving example of the icon of Christ Pantokrator was painted in
encaustic on panel in the sixth or seventh century, and survived the period of
destruction of images during the Iconoclastic disputes that racked the Eastern
church, 726 to 787 and 814 to 842, by being preserved in the remote desert of
the Sinai, in Saint Catherine's Monastery.
of the icon presented above :
Height 14 cm - Width 12 cm
: Tempera on wood and thin sheets of genuine
gold, extraordinary work of precision.
this icon : Nilda Madariaga
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