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    Sale 7661

    Icons and Artefacts from The Orthodox World

    24 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 99

    THE DORMITION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD

    PALESTINIAN, 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    THE DORMITION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD
    PALESTINIAN, 19TH CENTURY
    A large crowd of people surrounding the corpse of the Mother of God, the Apostles Peter and Paul swinging censers, the story of sacrilegious Jeremiah depicted in the foreground, at the back Christ in an oval, orange and rayed mandorla blessing and carrying the soul of his Mother personified by the swaddled infant, the background framed by two churches with oil lamps visible through their arched windows, the composition rendered boldly with saturated colours
    36¾ x 37 5/8 in. (93.4 x 96.3 cm)


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