MacDougall Auctions 8 June 2009

8 Jun 2009

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RUSSIAN (KOSTROMA?), LATE XVII CENTURY

87. A VITA ICON OF ST. BARBARA

RUSSIAN (KOSTROMA?), LATE XVII CENTURY

69.1 by 61.1 cm.
25,000-35,000 pounds


In the centre there is a half-length image of the female martyr, her hair falling loosely on the shoulders framing her youthful face, bearing a crown together with her halo, raising a cross with her right hand, holding an axe and a pick in her left hand; her life and martyrdom are narrated in the twelve surroundings scenes, executed traditionally mostly in earth colours, selected details painted in red, the figures’ garments rendered in gold.


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