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    Sale 5922

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    24 February 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 426

    THE LIFE OF PROPHET ELIJAH IN THE WILDERNESS AND HIS FIERY ASCENT TO HEAVEN, WITH A GILT METAL BASMA

    RUSSIAN, 17TH CENTURY

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    THE LIFE OF PROPHET ELIJAH IN THE WILDERNESS AND HIS FIERY ASCENT TO HEAVEN, WITH A GILT METAL BASMA
    RUSSIAN, 17TH CENTURY
    The narrative of the Saint's life in the desert and his crossing of the river Jordan, followed by his ascent to heaven via a chariot drawn by a quadriga, set against an orange-red mandorla supported by an angel; the segment of heaven to the upper left corner suggesting the Divine presence; the image rendered delicately in earth tones, the figures with applied metal haloes
    12 x 10 3/8 in. (30.5 x 26.5 cm.)


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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note this lot has some later additions to the painted panel.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A NEW ENGLAND COLLECTOR