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Title: Une iconographie exceptionnelle
Subtitle: Le Christ Pantocrator entouré de la Philoxénie d'Abraham et des scènes de la Passion sur une icône post-byzantine inédite conservée en Albanie
Author(s): TRIFONOVA, Alexandra
Journal: Byzantion
Volume: 83    Date: 2013   
Pages: 395-414
DOI: 10.2143/BYZ.83.0.2988925

Abstract :
In the church of Dormition of the Virgin in the Labovë e Kryqit (Άνω Λάμποβον) village near Gjirokastër of Epirus in Albania, an interesting post-byzantine icon of Christ Pantocrator with the Philoxenia of Abraham and Passion scenes in the frames is preserved. The depicted scenes are: the Philoxenia of Abraham, the Washing of the Feet, the Agony in the Garden, the Betrayal of Judas, Christ before Ana and Caiaphas, Christ before Pilate, the Flagellation, the Mocking, the Way to Calvary, the Ascent of the Cross, the Crucifixion and the Descent from the Cross. The icon is a work of an anonymous painter from an artistic workshop in the region of Macedonia or Epirus, from the end of the XVth or the first half of the XVIth century. The talented painter had an excellent theological knowledge and was familiar with the monuments of the Paleologean period in the region of Macedonia and Epirus, where scenes from the Passion cycle are presented. He was influenced by their iconography, but he enriched it with his personal ideas.

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