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    Sale 5922

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    24 February 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 436

    THE DORMITION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD

    RUSSIAN, LATE 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    THE DORMITION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD
    RUSSIAN, LATE 18TH CENTURY
    The Mother of God lying on a bier surrounded by the Apostles, the story of Jeremiah is represented in the foreground, Christ in Glory holding the soul of His mother in the form of an infant, He is accompanied by two angels and a seraphim, a Bishop and female onlookers stand to either side; painted in saturated colours with the haloes and garment pleats in gold
    14 1/8 x 12 in. (35.8 x 30.5 cm.)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A NEW ENGLAND COLLECTOR