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    Sale 5922

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    24 February 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 421

    A LARGE ICON OF THE ARCHANGEL GABRIEL

    RUSSIAN, 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A LARGE ICON OF THE ARCHANGEL GABRIEL
    RUSSIAN, 19TH CENTURY
    With great white wings, holding a trident and an orb bearing Christ's initials, his face depicted with delicacy, the white ribbon standing out among his neat curls, his green liturgical vestments emphasized with dense chrysography and the pearl-and-garnet decorated golden hems give him an opulent appearance
    34 7/8 x 21 1/8 in. (88.5 x 56.3 cm.)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A NEW ENGLAND COLLECTOR