London, South Kensington
14 June 2006
VLADIMIRSKAYA MOTHER OF GOD
RUSSIAN, CIRCA 1800
The Mother of God wears a brown maphorion, rendered with meticulous geometric folds, embellished with gilt and pearl designs on the hems and cuffs. Christ's orange chiton is executed with intense gold striations. The refined facial features are smoothly painted with various tones of ochre. The names of the Virgin and Child, inscribed in red, stand out against the yellow background.
14 5/8 x 17¼in. (37.25 x 43.75cm.)
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