2.96 Christ Pantokrator
Wood, egg temperal, 54 x 35.5 cm
Christ is shown frontally and full-length, seated on a cushion on a high-backed throne. He is clothed in a dark green himation and a pale red tunic. His left hand supports an open Gospel on his thigh, with the text: 'Learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls' (Matt. 11:29), while his right hand is raised in blessing. His feet rest on a rectangular footstool, to the left and right of which is the dedicatory inscription: ΔΕΗCΙC ΤΟΥ ΔΟΥΛΟΥ CΟΥ Κ(ΥΡΙ)Ε ΦΙΛΙΜΟΝΟC ΙΕΡΟΜΟΝΑΧΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΚΑΘΗΓΟΥΜΕΝΟΥ ΕΤΟC ΑΨΒ (= 1702) (Supplication of the servant of God Philemon, hieromonk and hegumen 1702).
This is an iconostasis icon from the church of the Kathisma, or retreat, of St Simon a short distance from the monastery. The same iconostasis also held the icon of the Virgin Galaktotrophousa (no. 2.95), painted by the same artist.