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    Sale 5922

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    24 February 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 428

    A LARGE ICON OF ST. NICHOLAS THE MIRACLE-WORKER

    RUSSIAN, 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A LARGE ICON OF ST. NICHOLAS THE MIRACLE-WORKER
    RUSSIAN, 18TH CENTURY
    Blessing and carrying the closed Gospels, the half-figures of Christ and his Mother in circular glories flanking the Saint, the former presenting him with the Gospels and the latter offering him the Episcopal stole, his omophorion with prominent black crosses; the composition rendered finely in earth tones against an ochre background
    28 x 22½ in. (71 x 57 cm.)


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