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LOT 0605

Estimate
GBP (£) 4,000 - 6,000
EUR (€) 4,700 - 7,040
USD ($) 5,220 - 7,830

Opening Bid
£3,600 (EUR 4,226; USD 4,697) (+bp*)

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Greek Christ Pantokrator Icon

Dated 1859 AD

A large rectangular Greek wooden icon with mounting panels to the reverse; painted image of a bearded and crowned figure of Christ Pantokrator in ornate robe with stole; the right hand posed with thumb and third finger touching, the left hand holding a book with lines of Cyrillic text; winged angels on clouds flanking the figure's head; abraded text to the upper right corner, band of text to the lower edge signed with 'XEP KONSTANTIN' legend. 8.4 kg, 75cm (29 1/2"). Fine condition.

Provenance
Property of a London lady, part of her family's Swiss collection; formerly acquired in the 1980s.

Literature
See Weizmann, K. et al. The Icon, New York, 1982 for discussion.