003-XC Christ the Pantocrator
The original icon is located in Hilandar Monastery on Mt Athos and dates back to the 13th century. The Savior blesses people with his right hand and holds a Gospel book in a precious oklad (which symbolizes both his teaching in this world and his caring power made manifest throughout the world) in his left hand. A lacquered icon on wood. We also offer a shoulder-length variant of the same icon.