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Akdamar 29

Akdamar 29

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I think this must be "Christ enthroned", a common theme in Byzantine and other "Roman type" art, the theme going back to similar representations of Roman emperors on their throne.


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christian 25-Jan-2006 20:25
The four Armenian letters above the head of the figure may be transliterated as "HSKS" which was a common Armenian abbreviation for "HesuS KristoS" or "Jesus Christ", thus affirming that this is in fact Christ.