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    Sale 7596

    Icons and Artefacts From The Orthodox World

    9 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 146

    ST. JOHN ANGEL OF THE DESERT

    GREEK, 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    ST. JOHN ANGEL OF THE DESERT
    GREEK, 17TH CENTURY
    The saint with large varicoloured wings, wearing the raiment of skins and a chiton, holding an inscribed scroll and cross, standing on a rocky cliff, gesturing in speech to Christ emerging from the heavens in the upper left corner, the Forerunner's head in a bowl near his feet, a tree in the background symbolising his sermon of repentance, executed in bold colours with subtle white highlights, the background gilded
    10 1/8 x 7 1/8 in. (25.7 x 18.2 cm)


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