- Museum number
- Object: Christ ‘Pantocrator’ (‘Gospod Vsederzsitel’)
Icon; painted; Christ 'Pantocrator' (Almighty or 'Vsederzsitel' in Russian) is depicted as a half-length figure against a gold ground; he wears a red chiton with gold rays and a dark blue 'himation'; he holds an opened gospel in his left hand and blesses with his right.
Inscription: in largely obscure Church Slavonic in eight lines on the gospel beginning: АЗ ЕСМ (I am…).
Egg tempera and gold, gesso on wood.
- Production date
Height: 285 millimetres
Weight: 620 grammes
Thickness: 20 millimetres
Width: 242 millimetres
Depth: 35 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This Christ type, which is known from the Palaeologian period (13th–15th centuries), was continued in both Cretan and Russian icon painting, especially in the Moscow school. Russian icon painters did not vary from the prototype over centuries.
For the iconography of Christ Pantocrator, see: LIC I, cols 392–4. For another icon with this image see cat. no. 70.
Cormack 2007, 125, no. 49
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2015 - 2016, Dec - Mar, Seoul Arts Centre, 'Human Image'
- Made from a single panel with ‘kovcheg’; one inserted batten on the reverse; there are some traces of the original 16th- or 17th-century painting. The icon was completely restored by Old Believers in the 19th century and the paint applied then covers the old craquelure and areas of damage.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- See 1998,0605.1 Most of the items catalogued under 1998,0605 were acquired by Sir Frank Roberts’ wife, Cella.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: IC 49 (Icon Collection number)