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    Sale 7661

    Icons and Artefacts from The Orthodox World

    24 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 132

    ST. MARY MAGDALENE RUSSIAN, MARKED AO IN CYRILLIC, POSSIBLY FOR ALEXANDER OVCHINNIKOV, BEARING A FURTHER OVCHINNIKOV MARK WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT, MOSCOW, CIRCA 1890

    Price Realised  

    ST. MARY MAGDALENE RUSSIAN, MARKED AO IN CYRILLIC, POSSIBLY FOR ALEXANDER OVCHINNIKOV, BEARING A FURTHER OVCHINNIKOV MARK WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT, MOSCOW, CIRCA 1890
    Portrayed in three-quarter view, leaning forward, with a sorrowful expression, bringing her left hand to her chest and holding two daffodils, her stance reminiscent to her mourning position under the Cross; her face rendered naturalistically; the body covered in silver-gilt, the background executed in light blue filigree enamel, the cut-out halo and raised border in polychrome floral and stylised cloisonné enamel 10 5/8 x 8¾ in. (27 x 22.3 cm)


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