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    Sale 7596

    Icons and Artefacts From The Orthodox World

    9 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 46

    THE PRESENTATION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD TO THE TEMPLE

    RUSSIAN (JAROSLAVL), 17TH CENTURY

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    THE PRESENTATION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD TO THE TEMPLE
    RUSSIAN (JAROSLAVL), 17TH CENTURY
    The panel narrating the Presentation and the Boarding of the Mother of God in the Temple; in the foreground her parents, Sts. Joachim and Anna, flanked by two groups of maidens, gesturing to their daughter, the latter having ascended the staircase, meeting the High Priest, bending to bless her, at the top of the building the Mother of God enthroned, conversing with an angel, the hand of God emerging from the starry and radiating heavens on the top left corner, sending his blessing through the coiling clouds; the dense architectural setting rendered in green with red roofs, the ornamentation of the buildings shown in white or grisalle scrolls, selected details coloured in yellow
    24 1/8 x 18½ in. (61.3 x 47 cm)


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    Literature

    Catalogue of the exhibition D'un Autre Monde. Icônes Inconnues et Art Byzantin, Koninklijk Museum, (Antwerp, 1997), no.48