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    Sale 7596

    Icons and Artefacts From The Orthodox World

    9 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 148

    THE APOCALYPTIC PERSONIFICATION OF THE EVANGELIST MARK

    GREEK, 17TH CENTURY

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    THE APOCALYPTIC PERSONIFICATION OF THE EVANGELIST MARK
    GREEK, 17TH CENTURY
    The winged lion with coiling mane and tasselled tail, the head in profile assuming slightly human-like features, with a gilded halo, the beast supporting his Gospel Book between clawed forelegs, painted primarily in brown tones against a deep blue background
    5 1/8 x 4¾ in. (13 x 12.1 cm)


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