Russian Icon of Christ Pantocrator

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About Russian Icon of Christ Pantocrator

Russian Icon of Christ Pantocrator

This impressive icon is encased in a metal oklad (оклад) with riza (риза) as the halo around Christ’s head. Oklad means “covered" (Russian: оклад) and it is the one-piece metal ornamental cover that are used to intricately decorate icons. Riza means “robe" (Russian: риза), and so it can be said that the covering is decorative, and used as a way to honor the icon.

Oil paint on wood

12”h x 10”w 

19th century

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