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LOT 2009

GBP (£) 700 - 900
EUR (€) 810 - 1,040
USD ($) 970 - 1,250

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£700 (EUR 807; USD 974) (+bp*)

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Russian Diptych Doors

18th century AD

A pair of wooden diptych doors with mounting hinges to one edge; applied metal strip frames with pointillé running scrolls and foliage, pointillé text; upper panels with sun and moon; left door with upper panel depicting nimbate winged Gabriel addressing Mary; lower panel with reclining nimbate Mary and standing Christ holding the soul of Mary among the apostles; right door with upper panel depicting three nimbate angels around a table, lower panel with scene of presentation of Virgin Mary to the temple; mounted on a brass bar to the reverse. 1.1 kg, 44.5cm (17 1/2"). Fine condition.

Property of a London lady, part of her family's collection.

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