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Collections Metropolis of Mytiline, Eressos and Plomari

Item ID: 228
Item Number: 17
Collection: Metropolis of Mytiline, Eressos and Plomari
Item Name: Christ ‘Pantocrator’
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Year: 16nth century
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Dimensions: 109 x 72 cm
Condition state: Very good
Current position: Church of St Athanasius, Mytilene


Description: Christ is depicted half-length, frontally, and facing directly to the viewer and against a gold background. He wears a dark blue himation bearing rich white highlights and a red chiton with a gold clavus around his right arm.
His right hand is extended to a blessing attitude in front of his chest, while holding a closed gospel decorated with jewels in his left.
His head is decorated with an incised halo bearing the monograms Ο ΩΝ. (The One Who Is).
The rendering of the hair and beard, the symmetry in the figure proportions and the modeling of the attire are indicative of the 16nth century art.