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    Sale 7596

    Icons and Artefacts From The Orthodox World

    9 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 168

    THE SYNAXIS OF THE ARCHANGELS

    RUSSIAN, 17TH CENTURY

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    THE SYNAXIS OF THE ARCHANGELS
    RUSSIAN, 17TH CENTURY
    An assembly of angels, each bearing a heraldic staff and wearing Ecclesiastical vestments, the two angels in the foreground supporting a medallion with the image of Christ Emmanuel blessing and holding a closed scroll, the roundel's background scattered with stars, the rim with golden rays, two seraphs appearing above and below, the upper part of the composition dominated by the golden haloes of the angels, and further back with swirling clouds, painted with alternate greens and reds on terracotta ground
    52½ x 34 5/8 in. (133.4 x 87.9 cm)


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