This sculpture represents Christ Pantocrator, one of the seminal icons of Western religious art from the High Middle Ages and other orthodox countries. Frequently seen in Byzantine and Romanesque art, Christ Pantocrator is the name for this particular depiction of the Almighty. More specifically this Christ depiction is inspired by a painting in the apse of the church of San Clemente in Tahull, a village in the province of Lrida, in northern Spain, an excellent example of the Catalan Romanesque style and the most famous Christ Pantocrator in Spanish art.
Lladr artists have captured the serious and solemn expression of the Almighty, shown with a moustache, beard and long hair. This expressiveness is added to by the painted eyes, as well as the touches of color on the cheeks and forehead. Here he is crowned and is captured in the gesture of blessing with his right hand and with his left one on the Sacred Scriptures, in which one can read the phrase "Ego sum lux mundi", I am the light of the world (Latin Vulgate Bible, John 8:12).
As dictated by the conventional iconography of this image, it is a profusely ornamented sculpture decorated to underscore its majesty. The filigree work, which can be appreciated especially in the detail on the tunic or in the threadwork of the edges of his cloak, is worthy of the very best artist in religious images. Especially noteworthy are the parts decorated with luster, both golden and silver grey. The luster technique is used in the piece in three different finishes: glazed, matte and satin. Also of note are the blue effects on the tunic, that has been modeled as if it were a wood carving. The pedestal on which this Romanesque Christ is placed is also ornamented.