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    Sale 7596

    Icons and Artefacts From The Orthodox World

    9 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 132

    A DEISIS

    NORTHERN GREEK, CIRCA 1600

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    A DEISIS
    NORTHERN GREEK, CIRCA 1600
    The oversized figure of Christ at the centre, seated on a throne with red and blue cushions, his feet resting on a suppedaneum of the same pattern, his hand raised in blessing, supporting the Gospels on his knee, the Mother of God and John the Baptist inclining their heads towards him, raising their hands in supplication; the facial features and expressive hands accentuated by white striations, the figures depicted in bold outlines, the drapery rendered with stylized gradating tones, the background gold
    35¾ x 23 3/8 in. (90.8 x 59.3 cm)


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    Literature

    Catalogue of the exhibition Golden Light. Masterpieces of the Art of the Icon Koninklijk Museum, (Antwerp, 1988), no.13