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    Sale 5348

    Christie's Interiors

    11 March 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 19

    THE MOTHER OF GOD OF SMOLENSK

    RUSSIAN, CIRCA 1900

    Price Realised  

    THE MOTHER OF GOD OF SMOLENSK
    RUSSIAN, CIRCA 1900
    The Child seated in an upright position on her left arm, with his legs crossed, blessing and holding a scroll, his Mother pointing to him, executed realistically, the maphorion of the Virgin painted with complementary red and green colours, with a gold hem, a bejewelled crown and cufflinks, the background with gold leaf, stamped with stylised floral patterns
    14 1/8 x 12 3/8 in. (35.75 x 31.56 cm)


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