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    Sale 7596

    Icons and Artefacts From The Orthodox World

    9 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 52

    THE HOLY WOMEN AT THE SEPULCHRE

    RUSSIAN, 15TH CENTURY

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    THE HOLY WOMEN AT THE SEPULCHRE
    RUSSIAN, 15TH CENTURY
    The three holy women, Mary Mother of God, Mary Magdalene and Mary of Cleopas, advancing from the left, holding unguents with myrrh, encountering a sarcophagus containing only the shroud of Christ, the seated angel animatedly pointing to the empty tomb, rocky hills behind, the image's horizon limited by the high walls of Jerusalem; the elegant figures of the Myrophorae rendered with saturated tones, reflecting the colours of the sarcophagus, the angel's wings and walls, the rest subtly painted in pastel
    12 3/8 x 10 in. (31.4 x 25.4 cm)


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    Literature

    Catalogue of the exhibition Golden Light. Masterpieces of the Art of the Icon Koninklijk Museum, (Antwerp, 1988), no.96