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    Sale 7661

    Icons and Artefacts from The Orthodox World

    24 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 133

    THE MANDYLION

    RUSSIAN, MARK OF PAVEL OVCHINNIKOV WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT, MOSCOW, 1885

    Price Realised  

    THE MANDYLION
    RUSSIAN, MARK OF PAVEL OVCHINNIKOV WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT, MOSCOW, 1885
    A cloth with the imprinted face of Christ, its hem with stylised decoration emulating embroidery, lifted by two angels on the upper corners, each with outstretched wings bending outwards, the figures portrayed realistically with soft shades; the border of the silver gilt oklad tooled with floral arrangements and a strigillated raised rim, the haloes and spandrels in cloisonné enamel, the name plate in champlevé
    12¼ x 10½ in. (31.1 x 26.7 cm)


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    Provenance

    The icon was acquired by the present owner in 1995 and comes with a certificate of authenticity from the Istituto Fiduciario Italiano Realizzi "Casa delle Aste", no. 1.124, dated 18 November 1995.