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    Sale 7596

    Icons and Artefacts From The Orthodox World

    9 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 155

    A PERSONAL PORTABLE TRIPTYCH SHOWING SCENES FROM THE LIFE OF CHRIST

    GREEK (AEGAN OR ASIA MINOR), 17TH CENTURY

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    A PERSONAL PORTABLE TRIPTYCH SHOWING SCENES FROM THE LIFE OF CHRIST
    GREEK (AEGAN OR ASIA MINOR), 17TH CENTURY
    The central image sunk into the carved panel, showing the Nativity and the Baptism on the first register, and the Entry into Jerusalem and the Anastasis below; the preserved wing, illustrating Christ's Ascension on the top and the Holy Pentecost on the lower section, the reverse representing the Birth of the Mother of God in the lower register with the Annunciation above, the compositions rendered graphically with vivid colours on gold ground, the strigilliated raised border with red edges
    8 x 8¼ in. (20.3 x 21 cm)


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