KING/JUDGE Christ reigning in heaven Apse, San Vitale, Ravena c. 500 A.D.
KING/JUDGE Jesus represented as if he were an Emperor and his associates appear as members of his court. Here is a picture of the apse in the Church of Saints Cosmas and Damian in Rome.
KING/JUDGE Unknown German, Hildesheim, about 1170s Tempera colors, gold leaf, silver, and ink on parchment
KING/JUDGE Christ the King, surrounded by evangelists & saints, above the west door of Chartres Cathedral
KING/JUDGE The carved stone wall behind the High Altar is the Ter Sanctus. The dominant figure in the reredos is the Christ in Majesty, or the Majestus. His right hand is held in a gesture of blessing; his left hand holds an orb (a globe topped by a cross) that signifies his sovereignty over the entire world. Washington National Cathedral
KING/JUDGE Scenes from Michelangelo’s Last Judgment in the Sistene Chapel
KING/JUDGE Contemporary Latin American graphic for Advent 1 C