pantokrator

(Greek: “All-ruler”).  An image of Jesus Christ as ruler of the universe. Christ is represented frontally, right hand raised in a blessing gesture, left hand holding a gospel book. Pantokrator images often appear in Byzantine icons and in dome and apse mosaics in Byzantine churches. Also spelled Pantocrator.

pantokratorChrist Pantokrator. Mosaic. Church of the Dormition, Monastery of Daphni, Greece. Ca. 1080-1100.