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    Sale 7596

    Icons and Artefacts From The Orthodox World

    9 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 42

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    RUSSIAN (MOSCOW), CIRCA 1600

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    ALL SAINTS
    RUSSIAN (MOSCOW), CIRCA 1600
    Old and New Testament holy figures, grouped against arched settings, some with hands extended in prayer, one displaying a scroll, another bearing a Gospel Book; the top register focusing on the image of Christ, wearing luminous vestments, displaying the open Gospels, in a circular, starry and rayed Glory, the Four Beasts of the Apocalypse appearing behind, the Mother of God and John the Baptist flanking the Pantokrator, thus forming a Deisis, surrounded by a large crowd of angles, four of them in the foreground presenting orbs, the white-rimmed haloes and finials of the heraldic staffs forming a repetitive ethereal pattern that crowns the scene
    15½ x 11½ in. (39.4 x 29.2 cm)


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    Literature

    Catalogue of the exhibition D'un Autre Monde. Icônes Inconnues et Art Byzantin, Koninklijk Museum, (Antwerp, 1997), no.118