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    Sale 7596

    Icons and Artefacts From The Orthodox World

    9 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 179

    THE ANASTASIS WITH THE PATRONS SAINTS BORIS AND GLEB ON THE UPPER CORNERS AND OTHER FEMALE MARTYRS ON THE BORDER

    RUSSIAN, 17TH CENTURY

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    THE ANASTASIS WITH THE PATRONS SAINTS BORIS AND GLEB ON THE UPPER CORNERS AND OTHER FEMALE MARTYRS ON THE BORDER
    RUSSIAN, 17TH CENTURY
    Against a circular mandorla Christ trampling on the broken gates of the Underworld, leaning to his right and pulling Adam out of his sarcophagus, Eva stretching her hands towards the Saviour while raising herself from her own tomb, in the foreground the winged Devil prostrating in his grave, the event attended by Old Testament figures, to the left identifiable the Kings David and Solomon, Abel and John the Forerunner, the upper part of the panel dominated by the New Testament Trinity in a medallion carried by angels; the icon executed traditionally mainly with complimentary green and red nuances, the background with traces of gold
    13 5/8 x 11 7/8 in. (34.6 x 30.2 cm)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    From a Private German Collection


    Exhibited

    This lot was exhibited in Ikonen aus privaten Sammlungen, Ikonenfreunde Köln, Zentrum Katholische Glaubensinformation, 1 June-30 August 1986.