popular in Eastern iconography. Mary and
John the Baptist stand
left and right of Christ, usually in
postures of supplication. (The word
"deësis" is Greek for "supplication."
It appears often
the New Testament.)
The subject is less common in the West.
Some examples combine the Deësis
with the Last Judgment and add angels who
present Christ reminders of his Passion.
Others exhibit a variety of adaptations.
Deëses with the Last Judgment and
reminders of the Passion:
Other Western examples: