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Christ Pantokrator


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Description Christ, seen in the pose of the Just Judge, holds a Gospel book open to John 7:24: "Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgement." Above and below are bright red seraphim, while at the sides are the venerating figures of Sts. Peter, Paul, and two archangels. Surrounding them is a rich, gilt silver revetment (cover), densely patterned with scrolls and leaves. This vividly colored icon forms the center of a Deesis, a composition in which the figure of Christ is flanked by panels of the Virgin on the left and John the Baptist on the right.
Exhibitions
  • A Millennium of Christianity: Russian Art from The Walters Art Gallery. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988-1989.
  • Highlights from the Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1998-2001.
  • Fabergé and the Russian Crafts Tradition: An Empire's Legacy . The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2017-2018.
Provenance Alexandre Polovtsoff (Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Polovtsov); purchased by Henry Walters, Paris, 1930; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1930.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1930

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Period
16th century (Early Modern)
Medium
tempera on wood panel with silver gilding
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.1065B
Measurements
H: 12 1/16 × W: 9 5/16 × D: 1 9/16 in. (30.7 × 23.7 × 4 cm)
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