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    Sale 5407

    Russian Pictures, Icons & Works of Art

    27 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 614

    THE HODEGETRIA MOTHER OF GOD

    16TH CENTURY

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    THE HODEGETRIA MOTHER OF GOD
    16TH CENTURY
    Supporting Christ and directing the viewer's gaze towards Him, Christ seated on her forearm extending his hand in benediction, the Mother of God portrayed with large eyes and a pained expression, rendered in the traditional style with somber colours, profuse chrysography on Christ's himation, a brilliant gold background illuminating the image
    12¼ x 10 3/8 in. (31 x 26.5 cm.)


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