Greek Icon in Two Registers
| ||This icon was written in Greece during the 18th century. The upper level or register of the icon presents Christ in majesty in the center, with the Mother of God on the left and St. John the Baptist on the right. The grouping is known as the "deisis" (intercession). Mary and John are in an attitude of prayer as the primary intercessors for humanity before the Son of God. The lower register presents three saints: St. Basil the Great (4th century bishop and monastic founder) on the left, holding the rule of monastic life in one hand and the abbot's pastoral staff in the other; in the center, St. Panteleimon (Pantaleon), physician and martyr (late 3rd, early 4th century). He holds the symbols of his medical profession. On the right, St. John Chrysostome, bishop of Constantinople (4th century) known for his sound doctrine and remarkable preaching ability. |
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