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LOT 0459

Estimate
GBP (£) 6,000 - 8,000
EUR (€) 7,060 - 9,410
USD ($) 7,990 - 10,660

Sold for (Inc. bp): £2,286

Very Large Ethiopian Triptych Icon of the Virgin Mary and Child with Saints and Scenes from the Life of Christ

Late 17th century AD

A very large triptych of three wooden boards, each with a recessed panel to the inner face; left panel showing triumphant Christ with nimbus and flag grasping the wrist of nude Adam, and mounted St George overcoming a dragon below; central panel showing Mary and infant Jesus flanked by angels and two nimbate saints below; right panel showing Crucifixion above a nimbate saint on a rearing horse; string hinges and gesso fields. 2.5 kg, 43.5 x 31cm (17 1/4 x 12 1/4"). Fine condition. [No Reserve]

Provenance
Ex central London gallery; acquired from a private collection, Nimes, France, 2000; previously acquired Ratton-Ladriere, 1980s; this lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no.10898-180977.