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    Sale 7596

    Icons and Artefacts From The Orthodox World

    9 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 81

    THE MOTHER OF GOD OF TENDERNESS

    RUSSIAN (PSKOV), 16TH CENTURY; THE OKLAD DATED CIRCA 1730

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    THE MOTHER OF GOD OF TENDERNESS
    RUSSIAN (PSKOV), 16TH CENTURY; THE OKLAD DATED CIRCA 1730
    Portrayed half-length, in three quarter-view, Christ positioned in a contrapostal manner in his Mother's arms, crossing his legs, carrying a closed scroll, pressing his face against his Mother's cheek and holding her chin, painted in the traditional style with sombre colours, their garments highlighted with ample chrysography, the silver-gilt oklad with a raised border and cut-out halo, the figures covered by embroidery adorned with river-pearls and semi-precious stones
    13½ x 11¾ in. (34.2 x 29.8cm)


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