9 June 2008
From a Private German Collection
TIKHVINSKAYA MOTHER OF GOD
RUSSIAN, MARK OF VASILY MAKAROV, ST.PETERSBURG, 1855
Shown half-length, painted realistically, the silver-gilt oklad decorated with rich, embossed floral patterns, the cut-out halos with pierced rims
11½ x 8¾ in. (29.2 x 22.2 cm)
Purchased by the present owner from the Ikonen Galerie Wedmenew, Berlin, in 1985.
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