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    Sale 5922

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    24 February 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 420

    THE MIRACULOUS ICON OF ST. NICHOLAS CURING PRINCE MSTISLAV

    RUSSIAN, 18TH CENTURY

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    THE MIRACULOUS ICON OF ST. NICHOLAS CURING PRINCE MSTISLAV
    RUSSIAN, 18TH CENTURY
    The narrative against a gold ground commencing on the upper left corner with St. Nicholas appearing to Prince Mstislav in his sick-bed, the opposite corner showing the discovery of the miraculous circular icon of the Saint in the sea near the Isle of Lipna; the lower register depicting the presentation of the icon to Prince Mstislav and opposite a procession delivering the icon to the Church where the Prince was eventually healed; at the centre a round portrait of St. Nicholas as a reference to the miraculous icon
    14 x 12¼ in. (35.6 x 31 cm.)


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