Icons in Early Christianity

Virgin and Child, Coptic, 7th-8th century (Early Medieval), From the collection of: The Walters Art Museum
This wood carving shows Mary and her son Jesus. The image of Jesus is one of a older boy or young man but set to a smaller size to be held in his mothers arms.
Madonna with Child, Giovanni Bellini, 1465, From the collection of: Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
This representation of Christ and his Mother actually shows Jesus in an image closer to that of an infant.
Madonna and Child, Giotto, probably 1320/1330, From the collection of: National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
This image of mother and son is shows a closer resemblance to that of an infant but appears to drawn in a fashion that makes him look older in the face.
Christ Pantokrator, Andreas Ritzos, Second half of the 15th century, From the collection of: Monastery of St. John the Theologian, Patmos, Greece
This image of Christ shows him on a high set chair, looking as if to teach or instruct, wearing modest robes of Purple and Blue.
Christ, King of Kings and High Priest, Unknown, c. 1500, From the collection of: Monastery of St. John the Theologian, Patmos, Greece
This image of Christ is starkly different than the previous one, showing Christ as a King or High Ranking priest in the Byzantine crown and robes he is wearing.
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