from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See Chi-Rho.
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- n. A monogram that forms an abbreviation for the name of Jesus Christ, traditionally used as a Christian symbol, such as the chi-rho (☧).
Note the ICXC NIKA ( "Jesus Christ Conquers") Christogram on the antependium, something frequently seen in the Eastern Church and which Fortescue also adopted
Thus a small canvas - "Seal" (2007) - depicting close-up a wax seal stamped with a Christogram makes it appear as huge as a manhole cover, while the couple preening through
"all signs and symbols" where Obama spoke, sparking a controversy over a plywood board cut and painted to cover the Greek Christogram "IHS" above the stage.
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