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    Sale 7542

    Icons and Artefacts from the Orthodox World

    26 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 196

    A FINE PAPIER-MACHÉ AND LACQUER EASTER EGG

    RUSSIAN, LUKHUTIN FACTORY, MOSCOW, 1863-1876

    Price Realised  

    A FINE PAPIER-MACHÉ AND LACQUER EASTER EGG
    RUSSIAN, LUKHUTIN FACTORY, MOSCOW, 1863-1876
    The front side showing the Anastasis, Christ in a radiating golden mandorla, trampling the gates of Hades, holding a Patriarchal cross and pulling Adam out of his sarcophagus, opposite Eva kneeling, behind them the righteous people of the Old Testament, recognisable among them, the Kings Solomon and David, and St. John the Forerunner, the other side showing Churches, finely executed; inside containing an Old Believers' inscription and the date 1881, complete with a tassel
    7¾ in. (19.7 cm)


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