Thursday, May 21, 2015

Greek Icon of Pantocrator Christ - 19th Century

19th century CE. Greek icon in paint over board depicting Jesus Christ at time of crucifixion. He wears the crown of thorns, blood flowing down his face, ancient Greek above in four letters: I, C (twice), and X. This Christogram is an abbreviation for the name of Jesus Christ. In Greek, this is depicted as “IC XC”, which stands for “IHCOYC XPICTOC”. The halo, an iconographic symbol for sanctity, is inscribed with a cross and the Greek letters omicron, omega, nu, spelling “HO ON”. In English, "HO ON" translates to “I Am” in English and is the name used for God in Exodus 3:14. Size: Icon itself measures 10-3/8" x 7-7/8"; 

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