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    Sale 7596

    Icons and Artefacts From The Orthodox World

    9 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 59

    ST. JOHN THE THEOLOGIAN AND PROCHOROS ON THE ISLAND OF PATMOS

    RUSSIAN (WORKSHOP OF THE ARMOURY CHAMBERS), 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    ST. JOHN THE THEOLOGIAN AND PROCHOROS ON THE ISLAND OF PATMOS
    RUSSIAN (WORKSHOP OF THE ARMOURY CHAMBERS), 17TH CENTURY
    The elderly figure of the Theologian in a contrapostal stance, receiving the words of God and reciting them to his disciple, the saint's Apocalyptic personification, the Eagle, hovering next to him, to the left a monastery, the sea beyond the two rocky cliffs standing for the Aegean, an image of the Mandylion above, the composition finely painted, mainly with complimentary greens and reds
    12¼ x 10½ in. (31.2 x 26.7)


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