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    Sale 7596

    Icons and Artefacts From The Orthodox World

    9 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 87

    SELECTED FEASTS AND SAINTS OF THE ECCLESIASTICAL CALENDAR

    RUSSIAN, EARLY 17TH CENTURY

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    SELECTED FEASTS AND SAINTS OF THE ECCLESIASTICAL CALENDAR
    RUSSIAN, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
    The first register depicting the Transfiguration, Dormition of the Mother of God and Entry into Jerusalem; the second row illustrating the visual interpretation of John Damascenos's hymn In Thee Rejoiceth, followed by the Baptism in the River Jordan and the Holy Forty Martyrs of Sevastia; the lower section occupied by standing Church Fathers and Clerics, monastic and martyr saints; the episodes executed in detail, the individual figures of classical proportions with meticulously portrayed faces rendered with bright colours, the waters of the river Jordan and the frozen lake of Sebastia coloured with dark, saturated shades
    15¾ x 13 3/8 in. (40 x 34 cm)


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