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    Sale 7542

    Icons and Artefacts from the Orthodox World

    26 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 204

    THE OLD TESTAMENT TRINITY

    RUSSIAN, 19TH CENTURY

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    THE OLD TESTAMENT TRINITY
    RUSSIAN, 19TH CENTURY
    The three angels seated around a table, each having bright golden wings and holding a staff, Abraham and Sarah offering them food, in the foreground the servant slaying the calf, the scene framed by the Temple, the buildings of a town and a mountain, all painted with pastel colours, the saturated colours used for the oak of Mamre standing out against the gold background, the faces with refined features, their garments rendered with complimentary colours
    17¾ x 14¼ in. (45.2 x 36.3 cm)


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