Christ Pantocrator – Virgin Mary Enthroned
It is manufactured by the monks in the desert of Mount Athos and in particular the Hut of the Assumption in the Cloister of St. Anne, Minor. For its construction, wood from the forests of Mt Athos has been used.
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In this unique product from Mount Athos two different images are placed, on each side. The icon of Christ Pantocrator repeats an iconographic type known already from the Paleologan period and particularly prevalent during the post-Byzantine era. The observed similarities of its shaping, with the icon of the Pantocrator from the Toplou Monastery that is attributed to Ritzos (second half of the 15th century), indicate the sources of inspiration and the artistic identity of the skilled painter of this artwork.
The icon dates back to the first half of the 16th century and is possibly attributed to the Cretan workshops that were active on Mount Athos during this period.
On the other hand, the masterful icon of the enthroned Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus reiterates an iconographic type known as “Our Lady of the Angels”, popular subject matter in the Cretan icons from the 15th century onwards. The original work dates back to the 17th century, probably in its first half. Holder of the original work of art is the Ecclesiastical Art Museum of Alexandroupoli. An original Athonite handiwork and stands out among the Mount Athos products.
It is manufactured by the monks in the desert of Mount Athos and in particular the Hut of the Assumption in the Cloister of St. Anne, Minor. For its construction, wood from the forests of Mt Athos has been used. The imprinting material of the artwork is archival and of 100 % high quality cotton. On the sides of the image there is the name of the Elder of the Hut, written by him, the serial number of the handiwork, its year of construction, data that is necessary in order to substantiate its authenticity as a genuine, Athonite monastic product. On the lateral side the an authentication hologram can be found.
|Dimensions||14.5 x 9 cm|