This reproduction is a new, individually printed and proofed, superior quality, giclee* process, fine art print.
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Image Size - 14 x 7.2 inches printed on larger 16 x 12 inch paper to allow ample borders for matting and framing.
Fine Art Print of Byzantine Icon
Christ Pantokrator, (Lord of the Universe), 6th Century
Mount Sinai, Monastery of Saint Catherine
Fine Art Print Reproduction
The icon (from the Greek word for image) is a religious work of art, most commonly a painting, from Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Catholicism.In Eastern Christianity and other icon-painting Christian traditions such as Russia, the icon is generally a flat panel painting depicting a holy being or object such as Jesus, Mary, saints, angels, or the cross.
Icons are also cast in metal, carved in stone, embroidered on cloth, painted on wood, done in mosaic or fresco work, printed on paper or metal, etc. Creating free-standing, three-dimensional sculptures of holy figures was resisted by Christians for many centuries out of the belief that diamones or malignant spirits could inhabit sculptures and seduce, afflict, or possess humans. Thus the icon was the form used to make a clear distinction between Christian and pagan art in the Orthodox tradition.
To this day, in obedience to the commandment not to make "graven images", Orthodox icons may never be more than three-quarter bas relief. Comparable images from Western Christianity are generally not described as "icons", although "iconic" may be used to describe a static style of devotional image.
This painting of encaustic on wooden panel dates to the 6th century is the oldest icon of Christ Pantokrator (“Lord of the Universe”) is in Saint Catherine’s Monastery on Mount Sinai.
Original Medium: Tempera, encaustic on panel. Reproduction - Colored inks on Luster Finish Fine Art Paper.
Image Size 14 x 7.2 inches (on larger 17 x 12 inch paper to allow ample borders for matting and framing)
NOTE: The Da Vinci Art Prints watermark on this image is for computer viewing only and of course NOT on the actual print.
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**the giclee process produces a high quality, fine art reproduction from a high-resolution digital file of an image. The file is then printed with a high-resolution photo generation printer on a fine art paper. Most artists and working photographers today use the giclee process to produce reproductions of their original artwork and photographs.
As with any original art or fine art reproduction, it is recommended that prints are framed and displayed under glass to prevent color fade or shift over the years.
Fine Art Print of a Byzantine Icon. Christ Pantokrator, (Lord of the Universe), 6th Century. Fine Art Print
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