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    Sale 7596

    Icons and Artefacts From The Orthodox World

    9 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 118

    THE MIRACLE OF ARCHANGEL MICHAEL AT CHONAE

    RUSSIAN, 18TH CENTURY

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    THE MIRACLE OF ARCHANGEL MICHAEL AT CHONAE
    RUSSIAN, 18TH CENTURY
    One of the most famous miracles performed by St. Michael; the pagans diverting the source of a river in order to destroy the chapel dedicated to him at Chonae, the archangel portrayed in a serpentine stance, preventing the catastrophe by plunging his spear into the river, attended by the chapel's only monk, the elderly St. Archippos, standing in front of the domed chapel with an image of the saint, a pagan figure struggling in the river, the golden domes and haloes glowing against the sombre colours of the scene
    22¾ x 17½ in (58 x 44.5 cm)


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    Please note that the dimentions of this lot are not included in the printed catalogue. The dimentions are 22¾ x 17½ in.(58 x44.5 cm).