Icon with the Ascension of Christ

Image credit: Campion Hall, University of Oxford

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Christ is seen in an almost circular mandorla supported, or perhaps being lifted, by two angels. Two other angels console Mary and the apostles with a greeting. The event is described in Acts 1, 9–10, where the angels tell the disciples to cease looking up to heaven. The inscription in the top right-hand corner reads 'The Ascension of Chr', the last letters missing along with the right hand panel of the icon. The inscription at the bottom reads 'Supplication of your servant Ioannes Samios once the priest Nikolas'.

Campion Hall, University of Oxford



Icon with the Ascension of Christ


19th C


tempera on gold ground panel


H 62.5 x W 35.5 cm

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Campion Hall, University of Oxford

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