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    Sale 7661

    Icons and Artefacts from The Orthodox World

    24 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 96

    THE TRANSFIGURATION OF CHRIST ON A GOLD TOOLED BACKGROUND, FRAMED BY DECORATIONS IN BAROQUE STYLE

    MELCHITE, 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    THE TRANSFIGURATION OF CHRIST ON A GOLD TOOLED BACKGROUND, FRAMED BY DECORATIONS IN BAROQUE STYLE
    MELCHITE, 18TH CENTURY
    Christ in blessing against a densely rayed aureole, flanked by Moses and Elijah, God the Father and the Holy Spirit on the upper part of the composition, the disciples John, Peter and Jacob crawling in the foreground; the bright garments of the transfigured Christ standing out amid the darker depictions of the other figures
    19½ x 14 3/8 in. (49.5 x 36.5 cm)


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