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    Sale 7542

    Icons and Artefacts from the Orthodox World

    26 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 178

    THE ANNUNCIATION

    RUSSIAN, MAKER'S MARK S.ZH. IN CYRILLIC, MOSCOW, 1839

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    THE ANNUNCIATION
    RUSSIAN, MAKER'S MARK S.Zh. IN CYRILLIC, MOSCOW, 1839
    The Mother of God kneeling, with her hands raised on her chest, Archangel Gabriel descending from Heaven amidst clouds, holding flowers and pointing to the Holy Spirit above, the latter appearing as a dove in rayed glory, painted realistically, the silver oklad with cut-out silver-gilt haloes, champlevé enamelled title plaques, the border chased with flowers, placed in a modern glazed frame
    12¼ x 10¼ in. (31.2 x 26.7 cm)


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