Jesus Christ "Pantocrator" icon (10)

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Orthodox Icon of Jesus Christ "Pantocrator" (10). Icon is a copy of a mosaic icon of Jesus Christ from Saint Sophia's Church (Hagia Sophia), Constantinople 13 century.

This image is in the upper gallery at Saint Sophia. It was commissioned to mark the end of 57 years of Roman Catholic use and the return to the Orthodox faith. It is considered the finest in Hagia Sophia, because of the softness of the features, the humane expressions and the tones of the mosaic. This mosaic is considered as the beginning of the Renaissance in Byzantine pictorial art.