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    Sale 7596

    Icons and Artefacts From The Orthodox World

    9 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 202

    THE MONASTIC SAINTS ZOSIMA AND SAVATII, FOUNDERS OF THE SOLOVETSKI MONASTERY

    RUSSIAN, MAKER'S MARK V.F.S IN CYRILLIC, ST. PETERSBURG, 1818-1864

    Price Realised  

    THE MONASTIC SAINTS ZOSIMA AND SAVATII, FOUNDERS OF THE SOLOVETSKI MONASTERY
    RUSSIAN, MAKER'S MARK V.F.S IN CYRILLIC, ST. PETERSBURG, 1818-1864
    The two elderly saints wearing monkish attire, notably the Great Schema, holding a model of the walled monastery they founded, the Mother of God depicted above, the family patrons St. John the Evangelist, the deacon St. Ermolaiy and St. Michael the Grand Duke on the border; the silver oklad with lavish embossed foliage and cut-out haloes
    12 7/8 x 11¾ in. (32.75 x 29.8 cm)


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    Provenance

    This lot was purchased by the present owner from Galerie Manic on 16 October 2004. The icon is accompanied by the original Certificate of Acquisition.