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LOT 0412

Estimate
GBP (£) 1,500 - 2,000
EUR (€) 1,750 - 2,330
USD ($) 1,840 - 2,460

Price
£1,215 (EUR 1,417; USD 1,492) (+bp*)

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RUSSIAN ICON WITH ST GEORGE
17TH-18TH CENTURY A.D.
10 1/4 in. (445 grams, 26 cm high).

A wooden painted board with mounting slots to the reverse, gessoed surface with gilded painting of St George, nimbate and mounted, attacking a supine dragon with his spear while a bound princess looks on; in the background, a city wall with king and courtiers, cloud with Hand of God emerging; Cyrillic title above.

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

LITERATURE:
Cf. Popescu, G.A., Cristiani d'Oriente, spiritualità, arte e potere nell'Europa Post-Bizantina, Milano, 1999, figs.66, 64, 99, 204.

CONDITION