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    Sale 7661

    Icons and Artefacts from The Orthodox World

    24 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 98

    THE LAMENTATION OF CHRIST

    PALESTINIAN, 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    THE LAMENTATION OF CHRIST
    PALESTINIAN, 19TH CENTURY
    The scene organised around the lifeless body of Christ on the tombstone, a bucket containing the instruments of the embalmment in the foreground; his Mother behind extending her arms in mourning, attended by two angels bearing torches, Joseph of Arimathea, Salome and Mary Magdalene at his head, John the Evangelist, the other Maria and Nicodemos at his feet; two seraphs overlooking the event, above a gold cupola, Christ's Cross in the background
    38 3/8 x 33½ in. (97.5 x 85 cm)


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