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    Sale 7542

    Icons and Artefacts from the Orthodox World

    26 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 27

    THE OLD TESTAMENT TRINITY

    RUSSIAN, EARLY 16TH CENTURY

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    THE OLD TESTAMENT TRINITY
    RUSSIAN, EARLY 16TH CENTURY
    The angels seated around a table under the oak of Mamre, to the left the Temple, to the right a rock mountain, the figures rendered in classical proportions, each holding a staff and bending their head forward, iconographic this graceful composition deriving from the celebrated icon of Andrey Rubliov, however, the colours here being deeper; the faces painted with subtle shades of brown, the garments and landscape mainly with red and various tones of green and yellow, the background with traces of gilding
    10¾ x 8 3/8 in. (27.3 x 21.2 cm)


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    Provenance

    Purchased by the current owner from Sotheby's Bond Street, Russian Sale, 17 July 1996, Lot 1