MacDougall Auctions 8 June 2009

8 Jun 2009

Artist Index / Full Catalogue


RUSSIAN (POMORYE), FIRST HALF OF THE XVII CENTURY

80. STS. ZOSIMA AND SAVATII IN ADORATION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD OF THE SIGN

RUSSIAN (POMORYE), FIRST HALF OF THE XVII CENTURY

29.5 by 23 cm.
18,000-24,000 pounds


The founders of the Solovetsky Monastery, who were also known as patrons of beekeeping, are represented in three-quarter view, Zosima holding an open, inscribed scroll, Savatii raising his hands in supplication, both turning upwards where an image of the Mother of God of the Sign is revealed through the open heavens; the saints are dressed in traditional monks’ robes and the Great Schema, each haloed with a tsata.


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