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BYZ2540 00.

Icon of Christ Pantokrator Byzantine (Thessalonike or Ohrid), mid-14th century Tempera on wood, silver-gilt revetment 157,5 x 125 x 4,5 cm (62 x 49 1/4 x 13/4 in.)
INSCRIBED:

Attached to the lower rim of the revetment

ΥΜΝΟΝ ΕΠΙΝΙΚΟΝ ΩС Θ(Ε)Ω ΦΕΡΕΙ ΑΥΤΟС Δ · ΕΝΥΛΟС Κ(ΑΙ) ΧΟΙΚΟС ΤΥΓΧΑΝΩΝ ΔΟΥΚΑС ΙСΑΑΚ(Ι)ΟС СΕΒΑСΤΟΚΡΑΤΩΡ ΙΛΑСΤΗ ΕΙΚΟΝΑ ΧΡΥСΟΥ ΑΡΓΥΡΟΥ ΤΕ ΤΕΧΝΟΥΡΓΗΜΕΝ(ΗΝ) ΗΝ Κ(ΑΙ) ΔΕΧΟΙΟ ΠΑΜΜΕΔΟΝ Θ(ΕΟ)Υ (ΚΡΑΤΟС[.....] ΕΙС) ΕΞΙΛΑСΜΑ ΤΩΝ ΑΜΑΡΤ(Η)ΜΑ(ΤΟΝ)
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(As a triumphant hymn he delivers to God-since he is of substance and earthly-Doukas Isaacos the sebastokrator, for the merciful, this icon made from gold and silver and receive thy, all-sovereign state of God, as a redeem for the sins)
PROVENANCE:

Church of the Virgin Peribleptos, Ohrid.

CONDITION:

Missing some parts of the revetment on the

top, bottom and left rims. Icon Gallery-Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia (83) The icon is a powerful depiction of the Christ Pantokrator in half figure and garbed in a red chiton and greenish blue himation. He holds an open Gospel in his left hand and blesses with his right by indicating the text. He is absorbed in thought but gazes at the beholder, his head leaning slightly and his visage somewhat austere. The entire background of the icon is adorned with a silver-gilt revetment of plaques that were affixed asymmetrically. In addition to foliate decoration, the plaques have reliefs of saints' busts and scenes from the life of Christ and the Virgin. Some of the scenes are repeated several times, indicating that the silver plaques were massproduced: this occurs mostly with the images of the

32. Saint Kliment of Ohrid. Grozdanov 1980. LjubinkoviC and CoroviC-Ljubinkovic 1961. 85-86. pp. Paris 1999b. p. 84-85. no. 23. fig. p. REFERENCES: 2 MG Kondakov 1909. 292. fig. 76-77. pp. 200-201. no. no. the Hetoimasia. p. Balabanov 1983. 9. 131-32. Djuric 1961. no. . p. (page) XVUI. Balabanov 1995. Paris 1965. 31. p. 1. the inscription attached to the lower frame of the revetment originally belonged to another icon.201. the standing angels. 19. 36. no. According to Balabanov. 16. pp. pl. p. 30. p. 249. 31. 62. Kasanin 1943. 2.warrior saints George and Demetrios. and some scenes from the Twelve Great Feasts. 36. Georgievski 1999. pp. Radojcic 1971. 127. 16. Balabanov l995. Grozdanov 1980. Rome 1999b. p. pp. Balabanov 1969. Macan 1959.