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    Sale 7542

    Icons and Artefacts from the Orthodox World

    26 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 56

    ST. GEORGE THE DRAGON-FIGHTER RUSSIAN, LATE 16TH CENTURY At the side of a mount, the saint in armour and a cape, riding a white horse with an elaborate saddle, plunging his long spear into the serpent's mouth, the latter rendered with a black dotted body and red head in the foreground, next to a pond with dark water, the princess Elisaba standing at the doorstep of the building, her parents and other people leaning through the windows of the palace behind to observe the event, an angel descending from heavens to place a crown on the saint's head, the golden details and pearl-emulating decorations standing out against the deep colours of the depiction, the gilded basma with stigilated raised borders 12.2 x 10.2 in. (31 x 26 cm)

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    ST. GEORGE THE DRAGON-FIGHTER RUSSIAN, LATE 16TH CENTURY At the side of a mount, the saint in armour and a cape, riding a white horse with an elaborate saddle, plunging his long spear into the serpent's mouth, the latter rendered with a black dotted body and red head in the foreground, next to a pond with dark water, the princess Elisaba standing at the doorstep of the building, her parents and other people leaning through the windows of the palace behind to observe the event, an angel descending from heavens to place a crown on the saint's head, the golden details and pearl-emulating decorations standing out against the deep colours of the depiction, the gilded basma with stigilated raised borders 12.2 x 10.2 in. (31 x 26 cm)


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