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    Sale 7661

    Icons and Artefacts from The Orthodox World

    24 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 136

    ST. JOHN THE THEOLOGIAN

    RUSSIAN, MARK OF IVAN ZAKAROV, MOSCOW, 1881

    Price Realised  

    ST. JOHN THE THEOLOGIAN
    RUSSIAN, MARK OF IVAN ZAKAROV, MOSCOW, 1881
    The seated, bulky figure of the Evangelist dominating the icon; in a contrapostal manner turning back and gazing to the heavens, thus suggesting his listening to the Word of God, on his lap a large book with interlaced decoration and the figure of Christ on its cover; to his left the his apocalyptic personification, the Eagle, with a stylus in its beak; painted realistically against a rocky background; the cut-out halo of the silver-gilt oklad with a pierced rim
    12¼ x 10 5/8 in. (31.1 x 27 cm)


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