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    Sale 7542

    Icons and Artefacts from the Orthodox World

    26 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 29

    CHRIST EMMANUEL

    RUSSIAN (MOSCOW), 16TH CENTURY; THE OKLAD WITH MARK OF ALEXANDER JOSIFOWITSCH FULD, MOSCOW, CIRCA 1860

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    CHRIST EMMANUEL
    RUSSIAN (MOSCOW), 16TH CENTURY; THE OKLAD WITH MARK OF ALEXANDER JOSIFOWITSCH FULD, MOSCOW, CIRCA 1860
    Portrayed bust-length, rendered in the traditional manner, his facial features finely executed with dark colours, his chiton coloured in orange with dense golden brushstrokes, his figure emphasised by a gold outline, with a silver-gilt oklad adorned with repoussi foliate patterns, with cabochon semi-precious stones, the halo delineated with blue beads, each of the four spandrels with an evangelist reciting his Gospel
    13 x 10¾ in. (33 x 27.3 cm)


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    Literature

    Catalogue of the exhibition Golden Light. Masterpieces of the Art of the Icon, Koninklijk Museum, (Antwerp, 1988), no.3