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    Sale 7596

    Icons and Artefacts From The Orthodox World

    9 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 31

    ST. DMITRIY

    RUSSIAN, 16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    ST. DMITRIY
    RUSSIAN, 16TH CENTURY
    The youthful saint shown frontal and full-length, holding a lance and sword, his shield behind his left shoulder emulating repoussé metal work; attired in a Roman military uniform, his elaborate lamellar armour complimented by a green cape knotted on the chest with green leggings and brown boots, his impressive breast plate painted in bright yellow with orange details, his delicate features rendered traditionally; the gilt oklad imitating the painted composition beneath, in addition bearing extensive Baroque cartouches and urns, applied with a cut-out halo and spear
    27¾ x 13 5/8 in. (70.5 x 34.6 cm)


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    Literature

    Catalogue of the exhibition D'un Autre Monde. Icônes Inconnues et Art Byzantin, Koninklijk Museum, (Antwerp, 1997), no.92