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    Sale 7661

    Icons and Artefacts from The Orthodox World

    24 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 30

    THE DORMITION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD AND HER ASSUMPTION TO HEAVEN SURROUNDED BY THE APOSTLES

    RUSSIAN, EARLY 17TH CENTURY

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    THE DORMITION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD AND HER ASSUMPTION TO HEAVEN SURROUNDED BY THE APOSTLES
    RUSSIAN, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
    Her lifeless body on a bier, amidst a mourning crowd, St. Peter swinging a censer and St. Paul kneeling at her feet, Christ holding her soul in the form of an infant; her image appearing for a second time above, enthroned in a mandorla supported by a seraph, ascending into heaven, surrounded by the Apostles, each uplifted by an angel
    11 5/8 x 10 5/8 in. (29.6 x 27 cm)


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    Literature

    Published in G. Arndt, Ikonen aus Privaten Sammlungen (Köln, 1986), no.36