Icon of Christ Pantokrator

Illustration

James Blake Wiener
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published on 30 November 2017

This icon was painted on wood in Constantinople in the second quarter of the 15th century CE during the waning days of the Byzantine Empire. It was likely made at one of the imperial workshops, and it depicts Jesus Christ as the "Pantokrator." (Pushkin Museum, Moscow)



About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and its Communications Director.

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