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    Sale 2159

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics

    21 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 215

    A ROMAN MICROMOSAIC PANEL DEPICTING JESUS CHRIST

    AFTER GUIDO RENI, BY ROMOLO SELLINI, VATICAN MOSAIC WORKSHOP, ROME, CIRCA 1920

    Price Realised  

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    A ROMAN MICROMOSAIC PANEL DEPICTING JESUS CHRIST
    AFTER GUIDO RENI, BY ROMOLO SELLINI, VATICAN MOSAIC WORKSHOP, ROME, CIRCA 1920
    Signed R. Sellini, the reverse inscribed Romolo Sellini, with Vatican Mosaic Workshop label
    27¼ x 22½ in. (69.2 x 57 cm.)


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    Romolo Sellini is recorded as one of six chief artists employed at the Vatican Mosaic Workshop from 1920-1925. Among his known works is an altar mosaic depicting Christ of the Sacred Heart appearing to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, which was commissioned in 1920 for St. Peter's Basilica.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A SOUTHERN FLORIDA PRIVATE COLLECTION