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    Sale 5348

    Christie's Interiors

    11 March 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 77

    THE ANASTASIS WITH THE PASSION CYCLE AND THE MAIN ECCLECIASTICAL FEASTS

    RUSSIAN, 18TH CENTURY

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    THE ANASTASIS WITH THE PASSION CYCLE AND THE MAIN ECCLECIASTICAL FEASTS
    RUSSIAN, 18TH CENTURY
    The Anastasis and Resurrection of Christ in the central section, surrounded by the narrative of the Passion consisting of twelve episodes, beginning at the upper left corner with the Last Supper and finishing with the Entombment, an inscription above each scene identifying the represented subject, sixteen further events illustrated at a larger scale framing the Passion Cycle, the New Testament Trinity portrayed on the top border, each spandrel showing an evangelist, the upper left corner with St. John reciting the Apocalypse to Prochoros on the island of Patmos, the other three evangelists shown in their scriptoria writing their Gospels; the figures painted with deep colours, standing out against the brighter backgrounds, the whole of the composition emphasised by the deep green border
    28 7/16 x 23 in. (72.2 x 58.4 cm)


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