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    Sale 7542

    Icons and Artefacts from the Orthodox World

    26 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 67

    THE NATIVITY OF CHRIST WITH TWO FAMILY PATRONS

    RUSSIAN, LATE 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    THE NATIVITY OF CHRIST WITH TWO FAMILY PATRONS
    RUSSIAN, LATE 18TH CENTURY
    Against a rocky landscape, the Mother of God reclining on an opulent couch, behind her Christ placed in an altar-shape manger, attended by the ass and the ox, to the left the Kings offering their gifts, a shepherd standing to the right, in the foreground another shepherd conveying the news of Christ's Birth to Joseph and opposite, two maids bathing the Child, at the top the angels pointing to the shining star, at the borders the Guardian Angel and St. Katerina appearing as the patrons of the family that commissioned the icon
    14 x 11 7/8 in. (35.5 x 30.2 cm)


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