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    Sale 7542

    Icons and Artefacts from the Orthodox World

    26 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 117

    THE EXALATION OF THE CROSS

    GREEK, CIRCA 1800

    Price Realised  

    THE EXALATION OF THE CROSS
    GREEK, CIRCA 1800
    In the centre of the composition, the Bishop Makarios, standing on a platform, raising the True Cross, in the presence of the emperor St. Constantine, his mother, Helena, clerics and a crowd of people, the buildings with red-tiled roofs behind referring to Jerusalem, against an exaggeratedly large circular construction, the colourful composition complimented by the use of gold
    22 1/16 x 14¾ in. (56 x 37.5 cm)


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