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    Sale 5131

    Russian Icons and Pictures Including works by Non-Conformist Artists

    29 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 1069

    A MENOLOGICAL ICON FOR THE WHOLE YEAR

    RUSSIAN, CIRCA 1800

    Price Realised  

    A MENOLOGICAL ICON FOR THE WHOLE YEAR
    RUSSIAN, CIRCA 1800
    The saints and festivals commemorated in each month depicted over three registers, starting at the upper left corner with January, the scene of Christ's Descent into the Underworld rendered on the top border, two family patrons at each side, the names of the months inscribed at the lower and bottom of the margin, the rest decorated with engraved stylized patterns emulating the metal oklads of contemporary icons; painted with deep colours on gold background
    21 1/8 x 22¾ in. (53.75 x 57.75 cm)


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