Did you know that the earliest encaustic pieces, date back to around 6BC?
Here is a picture of the earliest known Christ Pantocrator
6th Century Encaustic Christ Icon
Painted in encaustic techniques on wooden panel, it resides in Saint Catherine’s Monastery, Egypt.
It is suggested that the two different facial expressions on either side of Jesus’ face, emphasize Christ’s two natures, as both fully God and fully human. Read more →
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