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    Sale 7596

    Icons and Artefacts From The Orthodox World

    9 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 25

    A PAIR OF ROYAL DOORS DEPICTING THE ANNUNCIATION

    NORTHERN GREEK, 16TH CENTURY

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    A PAIR OF ROYAL DOORS DEPICTING THE ANNUNCIATION
    NORTHERN GREEK, 16TH CENTURY
    The angel wearing a cinnabar chiton and a luminous light-pink himation, his wings rendered in brown and shades of blue, with a diadem resting on his curly hair, holding a sceptre, advancing from the left towards the Mother of God, his right hand blessing her; the latter dressed in the traditional blue chiton and deep red maphorion, standing on a suppedaneum in front of a backless throne with cushions, holding a skein of red wool, bending slightly forward, her hand raised in speech, one of the celestial rays containing the Holy Spirit beaming towards the Mother of God; the robust figures delineated by the clinging drapery, the serene faces painted with a brown base, the features formed with rosy shades and white highlights, against a terracotta and deep green background
    48¼ x 30½ in. (120.25 x 70.7 cm)


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