Icon with Christ Pantokrator


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 303

The inscription identifies the image as Christ Antiphonetes, an icon type used by the empress Zoe (r. 1028–50) for her coinage.

Steatite, easily carved stone, usually soft green or buff in color, came to be widely used for the production of small icons.

Icon with Christ Pantokrator, Steatite, green, Byzantine

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