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    Sale 7542

    Icons and Artefacts from the Orthodox World

    26 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 61

    A MONUMENTAL AND EXTENSIVE VITA ICON OF ST. THEODORE STRATELATES

    RUSSIAN (JAROSLAVL), 17TH CENTURY

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    A MONUMENTAL AND EXTENSIVE VITA ICON OF ST. THEODORE STRATELATES
    RUSSIAN (JAROSLAVL), 17TH CENTURY
    Portrayed frontal, full-length, dressed in elaborate armour and military boots, with a long red cape, his right hand raised, holding a spear in his other hand, standing on a hilly setting, the miniature figures of Christ and his Mother, each on clouds flanking the saint, the background covered by clouds in swirling forms, the main scene framed by a decorative border of baroque-style foliate scrolls, twenty scenes all around narrating the life of the saint
    47¾ x 41 in. (121.3 x 104 cm)


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    Literature

    Catalogue of the exhibition D'un Autre Monde. Icônes Inconnues et Art Byzantin, Koninklijk Museum, (Antwerp, 1997), no. 102