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    Sale 5348

    Christie's Interiors

    11 March 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 41

    THE ASCENSION

    RUSSIAN, 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    THE ASCENSION
    RUSSIAN, 19TH CENTURY
    Dominating the upper part of the icon the figure of Christ with shimmering garments, displaying his stigmata, amidst a glory of light, two angels in the lower section indicating the image above, surrounded by the apostles, the Mother of God unusually shown here kneeling in the foreground opposite St. Peter, the landscape executed realistically, with warm tones, the solid nature of the earthly world, in comparison to the celestial one, emphasised with deeper colours occasionally brightened by the gold highlights of the garments
    34¼ x 25¼ in. (87 x 64.2 cm)


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    This icon comes apparently from the same Iconostasis as the previous lot.

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