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    Sale 7596

    Icons and Artefacts From The Orthodox World

    9 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 115

    THE GUARDIAN ANGEL

    RUSSIAN, 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    THE GUARDIAN ANGEL
    RUSSIAN, 20TH CENTURY
    Portrayed frontal, full-length, floating on swirling clouds, raising the Arma Christi in his right hand and holding a sword with fine ornamentation in his left hand, the decoration of his pastel garments emulating sumptuous gilt and gem encrusted hems, his large wings painted with bright colours and gold brushstrokes, the earthly realm defined by two churches beyond the sparse trees and rivers of the foreground, the frame decorated with floral arrangements in colourful cloisonné enamel
    7 3/8 x 5¾ in. (18.7 x 14.6 cm)


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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this lot is sold as viewed and has some light scratches to the painted surface not visible in the image.