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    Sale 7542

    Icons and Artefacts from the Orthodox World

    26 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 28

    PATERNITAS

    RUSSIAN, CIRCA 1600

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    PATERNITAS
    RUSSIAN, CIRCA 1600
    God the Father represented as the Ancient of the Days, his head framed by an octagonal glory against a golden halo, enthroned, his feet resting on a footstool, blessing and holding a scroll, Christ Emmanuel seated on his Fathers lap, his right hand raised in benediction, in his left hand holding the Holy Spirit, set against a double glory, the oval one formed by cherubs represented in grisaille, the outer one with the symbols of the four evangelists, selected saints are portrayed at the sides and below, recognisable to the right are St. Julita and her son Kirikos
    12½ x 10½ in. (31.8 x 26.7 cm)


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    Literature

    Catalogue of the exhibition D'un Autre Monde. Icônes Inconnues et Art Byzantin, Koninklijk Museum, (Antwerp, 1997), no.20