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    Sale 7542

    Icons and Artefacts from the Orthodox World

    26 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 195

    A PAPIER-MACHÉ AND LACQUER EASTER EGG

    RUSSIAN, LUKHUTIN FACTORY, MOSCOW, 1888-1902

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    A PAPIER-MACHÉ AND LACQUER EASTER EGG
    RUSSIAN, LUKHUTIN FACTORY, MOSCOW, 1888-1902
    Christ in the centre, against a prominent mandorla of shining light, standing on the broken doors of the Underworld, holding a Patriarchal cross and pulling Adam out of his sarcophagus, opposite Eva on her knees praying, in the background the righteous people of the Old Testament appearing on clouds; the back depicting St. Mary Magdalene with her gaze turn to Heaven, contemplating, in front the open Gospel book and the cross, against a realistic background, painted delicately; an Old Believers' inscription appearing on the inside of the egg
    Height: 6 5/8 in. (16 cm)


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