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    Sale 7661

    Icons and Artefacts from The Orthodox World

    24 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 7

    THE MOTHER OF GOD OF SMOLENSK WITH A VELVET COVER EMBROIDERED

    RUSSIAN, THE ICON DATING TO THE 19TH CENTURY, THE OKLAD UNMARKED

    Price Realised  

    THE MOTHER OF GOD OF SMOLENSK WITH A VELVET COVER EMBROIDERED
    RUSSIAN, THE ICON DATING TO THE 19TH CENTURY, THE OKLAD UNMARKED
    Pointing to her son, turning her gaze away from both Him and the viewer, rendered realistically with mild tones; their velvet vestments embroidered with floral patterns of sea-pearls, mother-of-pearl and vari-coloured paste, the gilt oklad with elaborate repoussé floral designs in the Baroque style, the prominent radiating halos bearing angels and a crown
    18 5/8 x 14 in. (47.4 x 35.6 cm)


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