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    Sale 7661

    Icons and Artefacts from The Orthodox World

    24 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 95

    CHRIST PANTOKRATOR DISPLAYING THE OPEN GOSPELS INSCRIBED IN GREEK AND ARABIC WITH JOHN 8,12

    MELCHITE, 18TH CENTURY

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    CHRIST PANTOKRATOR DISPLAYING THE OPEN GOSPELS INSCRIBED IN GREEK AND ARABIC WITH JOHN 8,12
    MELCHITE, 18TH CENTURY
    With a prominent tripartite halo, gesturing in blessing, the open Gospels inscribed with the text of John 8,12: I am the light of the world...; the facial features rendered boldly, the garments painted with bright colours, on a gold tooled background
    19½ x 13¾ in. (49.5 x 35 cm)


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