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    Sale 5360

    Christie's Interiors

    29 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 185

    THE DORMITION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD

    GREEK, 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    THE DORMITION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD
    GREEK, 17TH CENTURY
    The lifeless body of the Mother of God on a bier, surrounded by the Apostles, St. Peter to the left swinging a censer, St. Paul kneeling at her feet, in the foreground a candelabrum and the narrative incident with the sacrilegious priest, behind the bier two angels with veiled hands flanking Christ, the latter holding the soul of his Mother in the form of an infant, the scene framed by two tall buildings, the open gates of Heaven depicted on the top of the composition
    18¾ x 15¾ in. (47.5 x 40 cm)


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