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    Sale 5265

    Selected Silver & Russian Works of Art

    30 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 403

    A SELECTION OF FAVOURITE SAINTS

    RUSSIAN, 19TH CENTURY

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    A SELECTION OF FAVOURITE SAINTS
    RUSSIAN, 19TH CENTURY
    Archangel Michael in a cuirass and red cape, standing on clouds and raising his sword, the Church hierarch St. Vasilii standing to the left, blessing and holding the Book of his Homilies, to the other side St. Nicholas dressed in equally sumptuous full Episcopal attire, blessing and displaying the open Gospel book, Christ emerging from the clouds above in blessing, six patron saints represented on the border, the figures rendered realistically with soft colours, on gold tooled background, the frame made of interlaced patterns, each corner showing a cross within a roundel
    33 x 22 5/8 in. (83.8 x 56.4 cm)


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