Friday, August 18, 2006

The Savior – golden hair


This icon is redrawn from the original icon which is located at the Cathedral of Uspenskiy, Moscow Kremlin (13th century) . It belongs to a type of Christ-Pantocrator icons. Jesus Christ’s hair is golden and the green-golden cross is depicted at the background. Many features of this icon are decorated with medallions. This icon has many hidden symbols of the orthodox religion. The symbols on the sides of the icon deliver the meaning of the image.
Christ- Pantocrator is the central icon in many places from churches to houses. Many people pray to this icon before starting any deeds. When couples get married, they are blessed by this icon and icon of Virgin

2 Comments:

Blogger iconoclastical said...

fascinating.

what are some of the hidden symbols?

12:53 PM  
Blogger Pavels said...

Thanks for your comment. By the hidden symbols I meant to say that this icon illustrates three big medallions with four around them, in total bringing twelve. Thus, the icon brings the complex representation of the orthodox numeric symbolism.

1:44 PM  

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