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    Sale 7596

    Icons and Artefacts From The Orthodox World

    9 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 24

    ST. NICHOLAS

    GREEK, 16TH CENTURY, SIGNED BY VICTOR

    Price Realised  

    ST. NICHOLAS
    GREEK, 16TH CENTURY, SIGNED BY VICTOR
    The saint represented full-length, leaning on his right leg, facing the viewer, raising his right hand in benediction and holding the Gospels in his left, his light green omophorion and chiton with darker clavi, complemented by the red phellonion, the Ecclesiastical accessories and Book covered with sumptuous, gem-like decorations, flanked by the half figures of Christ and his Mother, the former offering him the Gospels, the latter the Bishop's omophorion, the facial features rendered with sombre colours, the saturated deep red of the vestments contrasting with the pastel tones, standing out against the gold background, signed at the lower right: BY THE HAND OF VICTOR
    39 x 19½ in. (99.1 x 49.5 cm)


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