Icon of Christ Enthroned (Panselinos, 1290) – J86

Icons are made by monks. Icons in stock can ship in 24 hours. Icons on backorder may take a few weeks, because all icons are made here. 82% of orders ship in 7 days or less because over 14,000 are in stock. You will get an email with your tracking number when yours ship.

If you want this icon by a specific date, you can put the date here. We will get back to you if we can’t.

Description

This icon is on the iconostasis or altar icon screen in the main church of the Protaton at Karyes, the administrative seat of  Mount Athos, the ancient monastic peninsula in northeastern Greece.  The master Macedonian iconographer Manuel Panselinos made it in a.d. 1290 in majestic beauty, with Christ seated in glory on a golden throne with both a striking pale purple inner robe and a vibrant deep blue outer robe, showing His rulership both as King of Heaven (in His Divinity) and as Son of man (in His Humanity).

The open Gospel Book is supported by His left hand and gives an inscription unusual for icons of the Christ Enthroned, “learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Mat. 11:29-30)  It is a clear message that rulership in God is not as of men, but by Truth and Humility, not worldly power and coercion.  This icon, with its Classical elements and Late Paleologean influence, reminds one of the great iconographic work of Sopocani of the same and earlier period.  Dynamic, yet gentle, immensely strong, yet filled with inner beauty, Christ calls us to Himself today.

0/5 (0 Reviews)

Additional information

Weight N/A
Dimensions N/A
Style

Enthroned

Heritage

Byzantine

Location

Protaton Church, Karyes, Mt. Athos, Greece

Date

13th c. (Late)

Iconographer

Panselinos, Manuel

School

Macedonian