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    Sale 7542

    Icons and Artefacts from the Orthodox World

    26 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 108

    THE NURSING MOTHER OF GOD

    MELCHITE, 18TH CENTURY

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    THE NURSING MOTHER OF GOD
    MELCHITE, 18TH CENTURY
    Shown half-length, the Mother of God looking at the viewer while embracing and breastfeeding the Baby, him portrayed with curly, shoulder-length hair, two angels praying at the upper corners, the flesh rendered with saturated pink and dark shades, the decoration of the trimmings emulating stone encrustation, the haloes with punched foliate scrolls, against a deep green and bright gold background, an Arabic inscription at the lower part, the frame garnished with floral patterns
    22¼ x 17½ in. (56.4 x 44.5 cm)


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