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    Sale 7542

    Icons and Artefacts from the Orthodox World

    26 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 64

    THE PRESENTATION OF CHRIST TO THE TEMPLE

    GREEK, ATTRIBUTED TO ELIAS MOSKOS, 17TH CENTURY

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    Estimate

    THE PRESENTATION OF CHRIST TO THE TEMPLE
    GREEK, ATTRIBUTED TO ELIAS MOSKOS, 17TH CENTURY
    The elderly figure of Simeon the High-Priest on a pedestal, holding the Christ Child in his arms, leaning forward to present Him to his Mother, the latter extending her veiled hands in response, to the left St. Joseph carrying the two turtle doves in a cage, next to him the Prophetess Anna holding an open scroll and pointing to the event, the space behind dominated by the ciborium, its dome and shafts emulating marble revetments, with a cinnabar curtain and a pair of doors, against an architectural setting and gold background, the applied frame carved as an ogee arch with rosettes on the spandrels
    17 3/8 x 10 3/8 in. (44.2 x 26.3 cm)


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    Provenance

    Purchased by the current owner from Christie's, Russian Sale, 20 November 1997, Lot 87