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    Sale 7596

    Icons and Artefacts From The Orthodox World

    9 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 61

    THE MANDYLION, IMAGES OF THE MOTHER OF GOD AND SELECTED SAINTS

    RUSSIAN, 18TH CENTURY

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    THE MANDYLION, IMAGES OF THE MOTHER OF GOD AND SELECTED SAINTS
    RUSSIAN, 18TH CENTURY
    In the lower section an assembly of holy figures arranged over three ranks, the first row portraying Bishops and Church Fathers to the left and opposite Monastic saints including two children, the upper rows showing martyrs, the colourful and occasionally heavily embroidered vestments of the clerics contrasting with the darker and simpler monkish garments, the upper section showing the Mandylion flanked by the Burning Bush and the Crowned Mother of God and Child; the composition probably the result of a private commission, painted in great detail
    14 x 12 in. (35.6 x 30.5 cm)


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