Greek Icon of “The King of Glory”

12th-century Greek icon of “The King of Glory,” also known as “Christ in the Tomb,” from Kastoria. This iconographic composition represents a half-length image of Christ, naked to the waist, with His head lowered and His eyes closed. Jesus is shown standing upright, with the Cross in the background. The origin of this image is unknown, but it was likely conceived as a symbolic (rather than narrative) one.

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