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    Sale 7542

    Icons and Artefacts from the Orthodox World

    26 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 84

    "GOD RESTED ON THE SEVENTH DAY"

    RUSSIAN, 17TH CENTURY

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    "GOD RESTED ON THE SEVENTH DAY"
    RUSSIAN, 17TH CENTURY
    In the centre of the upper part, God Sabaoth resting in a bedstead, above him the Mother of God of the Sign, the two of them in a double glory, the circular one made of bodiless cherubs, the lozenge one portraying the Apocalyptic personifications of the evangelists on its corners, to the right side Christ shown as a winged angel being instructed by his Father, the latter supporting the Crucifix, the lower half of the composition depicting a Bishop blessing and bearing the Gospels, standing behind an altar, surrounded by groups of saints, a second altar with the Eucharist carried by angels and a seraph appearing on top of the congregation
    13½ x 9¾ in. (34.3 x 25 cm)


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    Literature

    Catalogue of the exhibition Golden Light. Masterpieces of the Art of the Icon, Koninklijk Museum, (Antwerp, 1988), no. 25