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    Sale 7596

    Icons and Artefacts From The Orthodox World

    9 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 90

    A CALENDAR ICON FOR SEPTEMBER

    RUSSIAN, 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A CALENDAR ICON FOR SEPTEMBER
    RUSSIAN, 17TH CENTURY
    The feasts celebrated during the first month of the Ecclesiastical Year arranged over four registers beginning from the upper left corner; prominent among them being the Miracle of Archangel Michael at Chonae, the Birth of the Mother of God and the Exaltation of the Cross; the narrative episodes represented against architectural settings, the individual saints portrayed on gold ground, their miniature figures rendered meticulously, mostly with reds and greens against an ochre background
    9 x 6 7/8 in. (22.9 x 17.5 cm)


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