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Christ Pantocrator


Wood, egg tempera, gesso

This icon was created for the Monastery of the Pantocrator on Mount Athos. It is a characteristic work from the last high period of Constantinople painting, the late 14th and early 15th centuries. Whilst this emotionally charged image of Christ is very linear, the colouring - combining ultramarine blue in the garment and golden ochre in the ground - is very striking. In the lower corners are representations of the donors with Greek inscriptions.


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