Emperor Theodosius I - PF.4767 - For Sale

Emperor Theodosius I - PF.4767
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The icon is the epitome of symbolism and beauty, using a variety of techniques to glorify the subject matter. Delicately executed on wood panel with oil and gold, this icon depicts the Emperor Theodosius I (346-395AD)ofthe Byzantine Empire who was significant in the development of the alliance between church and state. Standing alone in anunadorned space, his attire is extremely rich in color and design, reminiscent of Greek Orthodox and Catholic styles. This richnessparallels with the beautiful gold paneling behind him. His pose is also captivating, with his left hand holding a longwoodenstaffand a piece of white cloth, while his other hand is raised in the religious sign of peace.Hispiousyetseriousexpressionconveys the message of his dedication to his faith. Enclosed in a classical arch and surroundedbythebeautyofgoldandarchitectural design, the icon begins to affect us, not only with its beauty but with its spirituality as well, opening up a new dimension in the world of religious art. - (PF.4767)

Ancient Greek
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Barakat Gallery
405 North Rodeo Drive
Beverly Hills
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Email : barakat@barakatgallery.com
Phone : 310.859.8408

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