Christ in Majesty (Maiestas Domini)

Christ in Majesty (Maiestas Domini)

Representation of Christ seated, enthroned within a mandorla, in a frontal position, who is blessing with the right hand and often presents, in the left hand, the book.  It is the image that par excellence describes the divinity of Christ (Theophany). He appears in this way in many of the painted apses, in carved doorways, or in the frontals of Romanesque altarpieces, and from the middle ages as a whole.