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    Sale 7596

    Icons and Artefacts From The Orthodox World

    9 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 79

    ARCHANGELS MICHAEL AND GABRIEL

    RUSSIAN, MAKER'S MARK INDISTINCT, MOSCOW, 1872

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    ARCHANGELS MICHAEL AND GABRIEL
    RUSSIAN, MAKER'S MARK INDISTINCT, MOSCOW, 1872
    Portrayed realistically in three quarter view, turning towards each other, standing on clouds, dense rays in the background emerging from a celestial segment, the frame of the elaborate parcel-gilt oklad shaped like a tri-lobed arch, the border decorated with stylised, foliate scrolls, the applied wings and garments of the archangels in relief with engraved and punched patterns, the cut-out haloes with pierced rims
    10 5/8 x 8¾ in. (27.2 x 22.2 cm)


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