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    Sale 7596

    Icons and Artefacts From The Orthodox World

    9 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 33

    A MENOLOGICAL ICON FOR DECEMBER

    RUSSIAN (MOSCOW), 16TH CENTURY

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    A MENOLOGICAL ICON FOR DECEMBER
    RUSSIAN (MOSCOW), 16TH CENTURY
    On four registers, starting from the upper left corner, displayed are the saints and events commemorated in the Orthodox calendar during December; the figures shown against a gold background, the events depicted either in front of architectural settings or mountainous landscapes; painted traditionally, the garments with saturated colours, red, green and ochre prevailing, the entire composition on gold
    17¾ x 14 3/8 in. (45.1 x 36.5 cm)


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    Literature

    Catalogue of the exhibition Golden Light. Masterpieces of the Art of the Icon Koninklijk Museum, (Antwerp, 1988), no.182