045-XC Christ the Pantocrator
This lacquered icon of Christ the Pantocrator is available in several sizes. Printed paper image is glued to a wooden board and covered with protective lacquer. This icon is a copy of a famous ancient icon of Christ from St Catherine Monastery on Mt. Sinai. The original icon was painted in the 6th century using heated wax paints, like antique Roman portraits. However similar to these portraits this icon may seem, it is different from them in several ways: the eyes of Christ do not reflect light because Christ is the Light to the world. Jesus Christ is shown as the King and the Ruler of all things. His clothes are purple; the Savior holds the Gospel, which symbolizes both his might and his teaching, in his left hand. This icon of Christ the Pantocrator is half-length.
If you like this image, you might be interested in the shoulder-length variant of the same icon.