Creator

Culture

Byzantine

Medium

Steatite

Dimensions

2 x 7/16 in.

Credit Line

Bequest of David P. Harris ('46), 2020

Accession Number

2020.186

Description

The steatite icon displays the bust of a very traditional Christ Pantokrator with decorated nimbus, holding an open book in his left hand. The disc was once broken in half and then repaired, and its thin raised rim has suffered considerable chipping. The surface of the piece is now brownish gray, but where there has been chipping, the underlying greenish grey color of the stone is visible.

Provenance

Purchased from Iconostas, London, in 2002.

Collection

The Byzantine World

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