In this icon of Christ in Glory, the Creator and Redeemer of the universe is seen in the human features of the Incarnate Son of God. He is seated on the heavenly throne, blessing with his right hand and holding the Gospel Book in his left. An oval mandorla surrounds the Throne, and this overlies an octagonal square — symbol of the future age. Cherubim fill the spaces, and the symbols for the four Evangelists fill the corners. It is based on a 20th-century Russian prototype with roots going back to St. Andrei Rublev.
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