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    Sale 7661

    Icons and Artefacts from The Orthodox World

    24 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 125

    ST. NINA OF GEORGIA

    RUSSIAN (PALEKH SCHOOL), 20TH CENTURY

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    ST. NINA OF GEORGIA
    RUSSIAN (PALEKH SCHOOL), 20TH CENTURY
    The young female martyr raising a cross and bringing a Book to her chest, her hair loose on her shoulders, dressed in an ochre robe and orange cape, their volume rendered by gilt folds, complemented by a white head cover; the hems of her garments and binding of her Book with opulent pearl and gem studded ornamentation, the saint standing on a landscape with sparse vegetation, on the opposite bank of the river the buildings of a town depicted in pastel colours against a greener scenery and blue skies; on the upper border the Mandylion; the decorative frame of the main image and the inscription below and, the haloes of the saint and Christ emulating contemporary metal and enamelwork
    11¾ x 10 in. (29.8 x 25.4 cm)


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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this lot carries a revised estimate of GBP 2000 - 4000 and that the icon dates to the 20th century.