20 May 2015
A BRASS-MOUNTED WOOD PANEL TRIPTYCH ICON
RUSSIA, LATE 17TH CENTURY
Finely painted with the Transfiguration flanked by the Intercession of the Theotokos [Pokrov] and the Assembly of Archangel Michael, in a hinged brass kyot, unmarked
10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) wide, extended
Acquired at a Torgsin shop in Leningrad in 1932.
By descent to the present owner.
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