11 June 2007
THE NAILING OF CHRIST ON THE CROSS RUSSIAN, CIRCA 1800 Two Jews on ladders pulling Christ's arms, a third one hammering a nail into his right foot, a group of Pharisees and Roman soldiers observing the event 6¼ x 4 7/8 in. (16 x 12.5 cm)
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This lot, as well as the previous one, depicting Pilate washing his hands, from the same group of miniature icons. The group must have originally consisted of more panels which would have formed the narrative of Christ's Passion.
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