Christ in Majesty

Spain, 10th century
Whalebone
Musée de Cluny, Paris

Christ raises his right hand in blessing. It is not clear what his left hand is doing. The sun and moon flanking the halo are reminders of Crucifixion images, which in this period often featured those bodies above the cross.

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Photographed by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.