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Christ Pantocrator: M.13-1904

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 32 (Rothschild)

Titles

Christ Pantocrator

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

Rectangular carved ivory panel. Christ Pantocrator is represented half-length and full-face, wearing a tunic and pallium. He holds a book in his left hand and has his right hand raised in blessing. Behind his head are the three upper limbs of a gemmed cross (crux gemmata), the surfaces chequered in the same way as the book in Christ's hand. Narrow acanthus borders run horizontally along the top and bottom of the panel. There are two holes in the lower border close to the corners, another in the top left of the top border, which also has a split in the middle.

Notes

History note: From the 19th century cover of an Ottonian lectionary written at Reichenau (see M.R. James: Cat. of MSS. McClean 30); Barrois Collection, 1901 Barrois - Ashburnham Sale (cat. no. 189); McClean Bequest MS 30

Legal notes

Frank McClean Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.8 cm
Width: 9.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Byzantium

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1904) by McClean, Frank

Dating

10th Century, second half
Circa 950 CE - Circa 1000 CE

Note

This panel was probably part of a triptych, and later had its sides cut down. It came to the Museum on the 19th century cover of an Ottonian lectionary bequeathed by Frank McClean (McClean MS 30) in the Department of Manuscripts and Printed Books. The image of Christ shows him as Lord of All gazing magestically towards the viewer.

School or Style

Byzantine

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Ivory

Techniques used in production

Carving : Ivory

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.13-1904
Primary reference Number: 31445
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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