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LOT 0450

Estimate
GBP (£) 600 - 800
EUR (€) 690 - 920
USD ($) 830 - 1,110

Opening Bid
£540 (EUR 624; USD 750) (+bp*)

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Greek Icon with Birth of the Mother of God

19th century AD

A rectangular wooden board with painted icon on a prepared surface, egg tempera and gesso(?); in 16th century style with slender painted border framing a scene depicting the birth of the Mother of God; nimbate Saint Anne reclined in bed, the new born Virgin Mary with nurses below, attendants around; Greek text above; loop to edge of frame for suspension. 1.2 kg, 32 x 27cm (12 1/2 x 10 1/2"). Fine condition.

Provenance
Property of a London lady, part of her family's collection; acquired in the 1970s.