Christ Pantocrator

Type: Icon

Period: From the beginning of the 18 century to the end of the 18 century

Author: Unknown

School: Unknown

Dimmensions (cm): 135 / 95


Country: Bulgaria

Province: Sofia

Town: Sofia

Museum: National History Museum


Country: Bulgaria

Other source: Others

Object identification notes

The back side of the two-sided icon. The obverse side depicts the Virgin of Tenderness.


The icon depicts a full-face Christ Pantocrator, a conventional iconography. He wears a chiton with an embroidered edge and a dark blue himation over it. His right hand blesses; in his left hand he holds a gospel with a lavishly decorated cover.

Iconographical technique: Tempera

Base material: Wood

The icon has an inset base. The background is golden almost throughout but for the lower corners where it is olive green. The frame edge is red; inside it is golden which continues in the background.