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    Sale 7596

    Icons and Artefacts From The Orthodox World

    9 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 34

    ARCHANGEL GABRIEL FROM THE DEISIS ROW OF AN ICONOSTASIS

    RUSSIAN (MOSCOW), EARLY 16TH CENTURY

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    ARCHANGEL GABRIEL FROM THE DEISIS ROW OF AN ICONOSTASIS
    RUSSIAN (MOSCOW), EARLY 16TH CENTURY
    The monumental figure of the angel bending slightly forward to the direction where Christ would be, with a diadem on his stylised, curly hair, wearing green liturgical vestments complimented by golden and gem-studded accessories and matching shoes, with a red cape knotted on his chest and solid brown wings, the translucent orb in his right hand defined by a double, white rim, including Christ's initial, with his other hand carrying a heraldic staff, the serene, refined face executed in brown and modelled with the use of red and green shades
    46¼ x 18¾ in. (117.5 x 47.6 cm)


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    Literature

    Catalogue of the exhibition Golden Light. Masterpieces of the Art of the Icon Koninklijk Museum, (Antwerp, 1988), no.35