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    Sale 5131

    Russian Icons and Pictures Including works by Non-Conformist Artists

    29 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 1008

    THE "ALL-SEEING" EYE OF GOD

    RUSSIAN, 18TH CENTURY

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    THE "ALL-SEEING" EYE OF GOD
    RUSSIAN, 18TH CENTURY
    Four concentric circles, the inner one forming a four-spiked star, portraying Christ Emmanuel in benediction, the All-Seeing Eye represented in the next ring with two eyes on the top, one at each side, a nose and mouth at the bottom, the third circle depicting the Mother of God Orans and stars against a dark background, the outer circle displaying three seraphs, the medallions on the corners showing the Apocalyptic personifications of the Evangelists, the Lord Sabaoth above, family saints appearing on the border, along with stylized and floral motifs; the subject delicately rendered with saturated colours
    12 3/8 x 10¼ in. (31.4 x 26 cm)


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