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    Sale 7661

    Icons and Artefacts from The Orthodox World

    24 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 11

    ST. JOHN 'ANGEL OF THE DESERT' AND SCENES OF HIS LIFE WITH A SILVER OKLAD

    RUSSIAN, MAKER'S MARK MS IN CYRILLIC, CIRCA 1770

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    ST. JOHN 'ANGEL OF THE DESERT' AND SCENES OF HIS LIFE WITH A SILVER OKLAD
    RUSSIAN, MAKER'S MARK MS IN CYRILLIC, CIRCA 1770
    The oversized, winged figure of the Baptist, bearing the sacrificial body of Christ in a chalice and displaying an inscribed scroll; to the left events from his childhood, to the right his Decollation, Offering of his Head to Salome and the Discovery of his Head; the silver-gilt oklad chased in high relief, the halo and border set with paste
    17½ x 14 in. (44.4 x 35.6 cm)


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