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    Sale 7542

    Icons and Artefacts from the Orthodox World

    26 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 155

    A CARVED-WOODEN CROSS REPRESENTING TWELVE MAJOR LITURGICAL FEASTS

    RUSSIAN, 17TH CENTURY

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    Estimate

    A CARVED-WOODEN CROSS REPRESENTING TWELVE MAJOR LITURGICAL FEASTS
    RUSSIAN, 17TH CENTURY
    The represented events do not always follow their actual chronological sequence, the first side starting with the Annunciation on the top, the Nativity flanked by Sts. Joachim and Anna with the Mother of God and the Hypapante, the lower section depicting the Presentation of the Mother of God to the Temple, and at the bottom her Dormition, the other side showing on the upper compartment the Ascension, the horizontal arm portraying the Entry of Christ into Jerusalem, the Crucifixion and the Baptism, the lower branch with the Transfiguration and the Old Testament Trinity, the scenes carved in great detail, each compartment inscribed with the title of the displayed episode
    8¾ x 4½ in. (22.3 x 11.4 cm)


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    Provenance

    Formerly in the Collection of Eugene Constantine De Savitsch; sold in a dedicated sale entitled De Savitsch Collection of Rare Russian Icons and Other Objects of Ecclesiastical Art (XI to XVII centuries), Zurich, Savoy Hotel, 1 October 1956, Lot 92