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    Sale 7542

    Icons and Artefacts from the Orthodox World

    26 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 73


    GREEK, CIRCA 1600

    Price Realised  


    GREEK, CIRCA 1600
    Christ in the Underworld, against a blue, radiating glory, holding a scroll and raising Adam, Eva extending her veiled hands in prayer, the righteous people of the Old Testament flanking the event, recognisable to the left, St. John the Baptist with the Kings Solomon and David, above two angels bearing the Instruments of Christ's Passion, the lower part showing Hades, including the personifications of Evil and Death, the trampled gates and open sarcophagi, against a gold background, the composition rendered traditionally both in terms of the iconography and the style
    17½ x 16 in. (44.4 x 40.6 cm)

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