This image is one of over 108,000 from the AMICA Library (formerly The Art Museum Image Consortium Library- The AMICO Library), a growing online collection of high-quality, digital art images from over 20 museums around the world.
www.davidrumsey.com/amica offers subscriptions to this collection, the finest art image database available on the internet. EVERY image has full curatorial text and can be studied in depth by zooming into the smallest details from within the Image Workspace.
- Cultures and time periods represented
range from contemporary art, to ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works.
- Types of works include paintings, drawings,
watercolors, sculptures, costumes, jewelry, furniture, prints, photographs,
textiles, decorative art, books and manuscripts.
Gain access to this incredible resource through either a
monthly or a yearly subscription and search the entire collection from
your desktop, compare multiple images side by side and zoom into the minute
details of the images. Visit www.davidrumsey.com/amica
for more information on the collection, click on the link below the
revolving thumbnail to the right, or email us at email@example.com
Creator Nationality: Asian; Anatolian; Byzantine
Creator Name-CRT: Byzantine
Title: Icon with Christ 'Overseer of All' and the Chorus of Saints
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 1300
Creation End Date: 1500
Creation Date: ca. 1300?1500
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: Steatite
Dimensions: Central plaque: 3 7/16 x 2 5/16 in. (9.8 x 6 cm); Small plaques: 1 3/8 x 1 in. (3.5 x 2.5 cm)
Description: In miniature scale, this complex icon composition includes more than 100 figures. In the center sits Christ, identified in Greek as the Pantepoptes, or Overseer of All. The Gospel book in his hand reads "I am the light of the world" (John 8:12). Twelve scenes from Christ's life surrounding the central image are identified by Greek inscriptions: the Annunciation, Nativity, Presentation, Baptism, Raising of Lazarus, Entry into Jerusalem, Metamorphosis (Transfiguration), Crucifixion, Deposition, Empty Tomb, Anastasis (Harrowing of Hell), and Ascension. Inscribed panels showing "choruses" of saints frame the icon, each with Christ Emmanuel blessing a different group of saints . The top row is the chorus of Prophets; the second row, the Apostles; the third row, the Church Fathers; and the last row, martyrs?saints Constantine and Helena, Anargyroi (medical saints), and the Three Hebrews in the furnace.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 63.68.1-13
Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1963
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
AMICA ID: MMA_.63.68.1-13
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved
AMICA PUBLIC RIGHTS: a) Access to the materials is granted for personal and non-commercial use. b) A full educational license for non-commercial use is available from Cartography Associates at www.davidrumsey.com/amica/institution_subscribe.html c) Licensed users may continue their examination of additional materials provided by Cartography Associates, and d) commercial rights are available from the rights holder.
Copyright © 2007 Cartography Associates.
All rights reserved.