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The Unsleeping Eye

Christ, The Unsleeping Eye

Christ is resting between the Mother of God and the Archangel Michael. Both are watching over Him.

Russian, From the end of the 15th century, with icons showing a whole sequence of events with fondness for ornament and detail.

Acrylic on board, 23k gold leaf, 16″ x 20″

Archangel Michael
Archangel Michael

The captain of the hosts

In his right hand he holds the staff of a messenger, and in his left, he carries a transparent orb, surmounted by a cross. The letters inside the globe make up the initials in Greek for “Christ the Righteous Judge.”  From the School of Constantantinople, 14th century

16″x 20″, acrylic on board, 23k gold leaf

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