MacDougall Auctions 8 June 2009

8 Jun 2009

Artist Index / Full Catalogue


RUSSIAN (MSTERA), CIRCA 1800

8. A PRIVATE ICON OF THE DECOLLATION OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST WITH THE THREE-HANDED MOTHER OF GOD, FLANKED BY A STYLITE AND A MONASTIC SAINT

RUSSIAN (MSTERA), CIRCA 1800

31 by 26.5 cm.
8,000-12,000 pounds


Arranged over two registers, the Three-Handed Mother of God is in an arched compartment, flanked by two unidentified saints, to the left it is probably St. Symeon, to the right a high-ranking monastic saint, the lower frieze depicts from the left St. John the Baptist in prison, in the centre his martyrdom and to the right the presentation of his head on a platter to Salome; the composition rendered with saturated colours, mainly reds and greens, accentuated in gold.


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