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    Sale 7661

    Icons and Artefacts from The Orthodox World

    24 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 25

    THE NARRATIVE OF CHRIST'S NATIVITY WITH A SILVER BASMA

    RUSSIAN, MAKER'S MARK K.SH. IN CYRILLIC, ST.PETERSBURG, 1782

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    THE NARRATIVE OF CHRIST'S NATIVITY WITH A SILVER BASMA
    RUSSIAN, MAKER'S MARK K.Sh. IN CYRILLIC, ST.PETERSBURG, 1782
    The hills of the landscape naturally dividing the represented episodes: the centre occupied by the serpentine, reclining figure of the Mother of God against the grotto, Christ lying in a crib formed like a sarcophagus; events related to the Nativity depicted around the main scene, executed in great detail, the basma with foliage motifs and engraved with the titles of the adjacent events
    12½ x 10½ in. (31.7 x 26.7 cm)


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