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    Sale 7596

    Icons and Artefacts From The Orthodox World

    9 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 178

    THE MOTHER OF GOD 'DO NOT WEEP FOR ME', WITH ENGRAVED IMAGES OF THE FAMILY PATRONS STS. ANNA AND VASILII ON THE BORDER

    RUSSIAN, MAKER'S MARK I.S. IN CYRILLIC, MOSCOW, 1878

    Price Realised  

    THE MOTHER OF GOD 'DO NOT WEEP FOR ME', WITH ENGRAVED IMAGES OF THE FAMILY PATRONS STS. ANNA AND VASILII ON THE BORDER
    RUSSIAN, MAKER'S MARK I.S. IN CYRILLIC, MOSCOW, 1878
    Supporting her son's dead body, resting her face on his shoulder, her maroon maphorion with delicate gilt patterns, the icon covered in a silver-gilt oklad with cloisonné enamelled haloes in green, white, navy and blue scrolling foliage, the cross in Christ's halo decorated with blue dots, both bearing a blue bead and wirework border, the frame of the oklad decorated with foliate scrolls
    12 3/8 x 10 5/8 in. (31.4 x 27 cm)


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    Provenance

    The current owner acquired this lot from Galerie Grassmann, Cologne, in 1987.


    Pre-Lot Text

    From a Private German Collection