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    Sale 7542

    Icons and Artefacts from the Orthodox World

    26 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 133

    THE PROPHET ELIJAH IN THE WILDERNESS

    RUSSIAN, CIRCA 1600

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    THE PROPHET ELIJAH IN THE WILDERNESS
    RUSSIAN, CIRCA 1600
    The robust figure of the Prophet, seated on the mouth of his cave, holding a staff, turning upwards, the half-figure of Christ represented above the deserted mountain, painted with earth colours, the subdued tones of the imagery contrasting with the darkness of the grotto, the inscription on the upper border in relief
    12 3/8 x 10¼ in. (31.4 x 26 cm)


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