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The Theoptes - Icons of St. Catherine's Monastery


The Icons of St. Catherine's Monastery

In Egypt's Sinai

John Watson

The Theoptes

The Theoptes - Icon in the Monastery of St. Catherine


The Theoptes (i.e. one who looked upon God) depicts the Prophet Moses receiving the Decaloque. This is a large portable icon dating to the 12th or 13th century.

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