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Christ Emmanuel with God the Father
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Christ Emmanuel with God the Father

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Description In a composition known in Russia as "Paternity", this icon shows the infant Christ, or Christ Emmanuel, seated on the lap of God the Father in the form of Daniel's vision of the Ancient of Days, "whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool" (Daniel 7:9). Cherubim support God's throne and seraphim crowd around His aureole. Missing from the composition is the Holy Spirit, often portrayed on similar icons as a dove emanating from a disk in the lap of Christ. The wooden panel is mounted in a copper filigree cover. The back of the icon is covered with patterned silk.
Date Description Narrative
Examinationexamined for condition
2/26/1999Examinationexamined for condition
1/01/2000Treatmentcleaned; coated; loss compensation; other
4/10/2000Treatmentcleaned; repaired
Provenance Alexandre Polovtsoff (Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Polovtsov), Paris [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1928, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1928

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18th century (Early Modern)
tempera on panel, copper filigree
(Painting & Drawing)
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H: 6 3/8 x W: 5 3/16 x D: 13/16 in. (16.2 x 13.1 x 2.1 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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