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    Sale 7542

    Icons and Artefacts from the Orthodox World

    26 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 54

    ARCHANGEL MICHAEL

    RUSSIAN, 16TH CENTURY; THE BASMA OF THE 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    ARCHANGEL MICHAEL
    RUSSIAN, 16TH CENTURY; THE BASMA OF THE 17TH CENTURY
    Standing, slightly turned to his left, dressed in a cuirass and a long red cape, with one red and one military boot, his prolonged wings outstretched, having pulled his sword out of its case, the Archangel raising it in an alerted manner, the red colour of the cape standing out against the green tones of the wings, the garments and the saturated shade of the lower background
    11¼ x 8 7/8 in. (28.6 x 22.5 cm)


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    Literature

    Catalogue of the exhibition D'un Autre Monde. Icônes Inconnues et Art Byzantin, Koninklijk Museum, (Antwerp, 1997), no. 67