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    Sale 7596

    Icons and Artefacts From The Orthodox World

    9 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 156

    STS. BARBARA AND JOHN OF DAMASCUS; THE ICON WITH ARABIC INSCRIPTIONS

    MELCHITE, 17TH CENTURY

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    STS. BARBARA AND JOHN OF DAMASCUS; THE ICON WITH ARABIC INSCRIPTIONS
    MELCHITE, 17TH CENTURY
    The two saints popular in the Orthodox Levant, portrayed traditionally, St. Barbara holding a martyr's cross and a model of the chapel probably dedicated to her, St. John Damaskenos wearing an Arabic headcover, bearing a staff and a scroll with a text, on gold ground, framed by a green decorative border
    19 x 14¾ in. (48.25 x 37.4 cm)


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