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    Sale 7661

    Icons and Artefacts from The Orthodox World

    24 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 206

    ST. SOPHIA, THE WISDOM OF GOD

    RUSSIAN, 19TH CENTURY

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    ST. SOPHIA, THE WISDOM OF GOD
    RUSSIAN, 19TH CENTURY
    Seated on a magnificent throne, with outstretched wings, blessing and bearing a scepter, flanked by the Mother of God holding a medallion of Christ and St. John the Baptist displaying a scroll, above the circular rayed glory an image of Christ Pantokrator blessing with both hands; on the upper part of the composition two groups of angels appearing in the open heavens, kneeling in front of the apocalyptic altar; painted traditionally, predominantly with reds and greens and fine gold details
    12 x 10¼ in. (30.5 x 26 cm)


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