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    Sale 7661

    Icons and Artefacts from The Orthodox World

    24 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 19

    THE MOTHER OF GOD OF KAZAN WITH AN ELABORATE OKLAD EXECUTED ENTIRELY IN FILIGREE

    RUSSIAN, CIRCA 1800

    Price Realised  

    THE MOTHER OF GOD OF KAZAN WITH AN ELABORATE OKLAD EXECUTED ENTIRELY IN FILIGREE
    RUSSIAN, CIRCA 1800
    The image executed traditionally, with subdued earthy colours; the oklad and cut-out haloes made of filigree in an elaborate scroll and dot pattern, the maphorion of Mother of God and Christ's halo outlined with light purple cut-glass cabochons, two stars embellishing her robe and headdress
    12½ x 10 7/8 in. (31.8 x 27.7 cm)


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    An oklad made entirely of filigree, similar to the one on this lot, appears on an icon of a Bishop which belongs to the collection of the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. It is dated to 1808. See Russian Silver Wares of the XVIIth - the beginning of the XXth century in the State Hermitage Collection (Leningrad, 1977), plate 125

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