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    Sale 7542

    Icons and Artefacts from the Orthodox World

    26 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 68

    THE DORMITION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD WITH FAMILY SAINTS ON THE BORDER

    RUSSIAN, 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    THE DORMITION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD WITH FAMILY SAINTS ON THE BORDER
    RUSSIAN, 19TH CENTURY
    The Mother of God lying on a bier, Christ against a circular radiating glory holding the soul of his Mother, the latter in the form of an infant, flanked by the archangels Michael and Gabriel, surrounded by the mourning figures of the Apostles, a cherubim with spread wings above, the upper corners occupied by buildings with elaborate architectural decoration, the Guardian angel and St. Theodosia appearing on the border
    13 7/8 x 11½ in. (35.2 x 29.2 cm)


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