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Zeus at Olympia: "In his right hand a figure of Victory made from ivory and gold. In his left hand, his scepter inlaid with all metals, and an eagle perched on the sceptre. The sandals of the god are made of gold, as is his robe." —Pausanias. What's the connection with Christ Pantocrator, holding the book and blessing? Just a bearded male? Can we eliminate this fancy from the text? Or are more specific connections made? --Wetman 04:06, 31 July 2005 (UTC)
Agreed - The only relationship I can see is that they are both images of deities. No one is claiming that Christianity invented religious iconography, so do we need such a clumsy comparison? Cravenmonket 21:07, 1 November 2006 (UTC)
- A brief article, by John Watson, "The Icons of St. Catherine's Monastery in Egypt's Sinai" (google it) has been silently deleted from the references section, apparently because its host site is a blacklisted commercial site, www.touregypt.net. which hosted Wikipedia's St Catherine's icon image. Fortunately I've been able to refer to an article in The Art Bulletin, which only a few readers will be able to access, however. So, why should I care? I have access to JSTOR! --Wetman 05:25, 16 March 2007 (UTC)
It can be seen here: www.touregypt.net/featurestories/catherines2-1.htm Johnbod 12:43, 16 March 2007 (UTC)
Could we try and see how the icon of Christ Pantocrator might look in the Christianity portal image? The one you have is nice, but this one is more recognizable, and Christ looks cooler.
I know this sounds childish, but I think it would be more befitting. You may want to give it a shot, just to see how it looks.
I also suggestion to the representations shown in this article. I would like for one of you to insert this representation of "Christ Pantocrator/Pantokrator"; http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/diglib-viewimage.pl?SID=2013031389843750&code=&RC=47430&Row=&code=act&return=act The representation of Christ holding the very rare "orb with a cross", seems to show a broader view of this subject. Regards, 184.108.40.206 (talk) 21:17, 13 March 2013 (UTC)Ronald L. Hughes