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Icon with Christ Pantepotes and the Chorus of Saints

Date:
14th–15th century
Culture:
Byzantine
Medium:
Steatite
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 3/8 x 1 x 1/4 in. (3.5 x 2.6 x 0.6 cm)
Classification:
Steatites
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1963
Accession Number:
63.68.3
  • Description

    This complex icon composition contains more than one hundred tiny figures. In the center sits Christ, identified as Overseer of All. Twelve scenes from Christ’s life surround the central image. Panels with “choruses” of saints frame the icon, each showing Christ Emmanuel blessing a different group of saints, named in inscriptions.

  • Provenance

    J. K. Fox ; Stendhal Galleries, New York (sold 1963)

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