Christ the Pantocrator
Christ is shown in the variant Pantocrator (Lord of All) style with an open book. This is also called Christ the Teacher. Christ wears red (martrydom and resurrection) and covered with blue (spirituality and heaven) showing that his earthly nature and existence (red) was secondary to his Divine nature (blue).
IC XC (Greek iota sigma and chi and sigma) are the first letters of 'Jesus Christ': the line above them shows that they are incomplete and part of a larger word. in Christ’s halo (Greek omega omicon nu) meaning ‘He who is’ or ‘I am’. The blue eyes of Christ, the grey background and slightly more pronounced depth show Western influences in style.
Four angels in classical style surround Christ. The four Gospel writers are shown in the corners (St. John is shown with St. Prochorus who was his scribe on Patmos). Beginning on the left (8:30 position) with Moses are the prophets of the Old Testament in mostly chronological order (ending with Ezekiel). Daniel as at the 11:30 position while Royal Prophets David and Solomon are near the bottom. The flowers are ‘other worldly’ alluding to heaven in the colors of white (purity), green (hope) and gold (divinity).