Mount Athos: The main church (Katholikon) in the court of the Pantocrator Monastery

Department Archive
Collection BSA SPHS Image Collection
Reference No. BSA SPHS 01/4166.8539
Level Item
Description Film negative, approximately quarter plate size, an original negative.
Dimensions 10.5 x 8.5 cm
Place Pantocrator Monastery
Mount Athos
Dates 1911
Creator Hasluck, Dr Frederick William
Collection event Hasluck in Mount Athos 1911
Scope and Content Part of a series of images taken by F.W. Hasluck during the course of his visit to Mount Athos in 1911. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Athos: Pantokratoros: view in court".
Notes Date based on Hasluck's visit to Mount Athos to research his book, Mount Athos and its Monasteries (1924).
Further information The Pantocrator Monastery lies on a promontory above a harbour. According to Hasluck who visited in 1911, it was thought to have been founded by two Byzantine noblemen ca. 1357 according to an inscription in the katholikon which was constructed not long after the foundation. The noblemen and the monk Jonas (assumed to be the monastic originator) are buried in the narthex of the church. Repairs and new buildings were conducted in the 16th to the 19th century. The great tower is probably one of the 16th century additions.
Hasluck, F.W. 1924. Athos and its Monasteries, London: Kegan Paul (pp. 156-158)