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LOT 0630

Estimate
GBP (£) 2,000 - 3,000
EUR (€) 2,290 - 3,430
USD ($) 2,550 - 3,820

Opening Bid
£1,800 (EUR 2,057; USD 2,295) (+bp*) Add to Watch list

Greek Icon with Saint George and the Dragon

Mid 17th century AD

A rectangular wooden board with painted icon on a prepared surface; red painted border enclosing an image of St. George, cloaked and armoured, mounted lunging with his lance into the mouth of an attacking dragon, sundered body parts in the foreground, city wall in the background with fleeing female, round tower with king and two supporters and a herald; legend to the upper left 'óΓá ΓͼώρΓιος' (Saint George) and cloud to the upper right corner with 'hand of God' amid sunburst; Ionian Islands School. 7.5 kg, 73 x 52.5cm (28 3/4 x 20 3/4"). Fine condition.

Provenance
From a London collection; acquired from Paris, France, in the 1980s.

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


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Auction Venue:
The May Fair Hotel London
Stratton Street
Mayfair London, W1J 8LT

Viewing from noon Monday 27th May 2019
Champagne Reception: 6pm - 9pm

Tuesday 28th May 2019 (Day 1)
10am : Lots 1 - 660

Auction Venue:
The Court House
363 Main Road
Harwich, CO12 4DN

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Lots 700 - 1400
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