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    Sale 5922

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    24 February 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 439

    AN ICON OF ST. PROKOPIOS ON HORSEBACK

    GREEK, 18TH CENTURY

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    AN ICON OF ST. PROKOPIOS ON HORSEBACK
    GREEK, 18TH CENTURY
    Shown in military attire upon a white horse against sparse landscape, depicting the moment of the Saint's transformation from a pagan to a Christian, in the lower register a ship at sea, perhaps referring to his coming martyrdom when he was beheaded at Caesaria Maritima; the composition in pastel colours, set in a later molded gesso frame
    Icon: 18 x 12¾ in. (45.8 x 32.4 cm.)
    Frame: 22 3/8 x 17 1/8 in. (57 x 43.5 cm.)


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