From Encyclopedia Britannica online;

“Orant, in Christian art, a figure in a posture of prayer, usually standing upright with raised arms.”

 

orant 2orant 1

staffers - orant 3

I’m not sure it has the same meaning any more.

 

eta; somebody is trying to hack my blog. I assume you three know me well enough to be able to recognize an intruder.

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