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    Sale 5265

    Selected Silver & Russian Works of Art

    30 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 404

    FAMILY PATRONS

    RUSSIAN, CIRCA 1900

    Price Realised  

    FAMILY PATRONS
    RUSSIAN, CIRCA 1900
    In the foreground the Guardian Angel dressed in luminous garments, displaying a Patriarchal cross and holding a sword, flanked at the left by St. John the Forerunner clad in the raiment of skins and a himation, and at the right by St. Aleksei Metropolitan of All Russians in full Episcopal attire, in the background two monastic saints, Anastasia with the martyr's cross ad the holy monk Ilya, the latter wearing the Great Schema, the Mandylion above, against a gold tooled background, the patterns of spandrels and borders emulating contemporary metal oklads
    12 3/8 x 10 3/8 in. (31.4 x 26.4 cm)


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