MacDougall Auctions 8 June 2009

8 Jun 2009

Artist Index / Full Catalogue


RUSSIAN (SUZDAL?), FIRST HALF OF THE XIX CENTURY

* 176. A LARGE ICON OF CHRIST “THE HIGH PRIEST” IN MAJESTY

RUSSIAN (SUZDAL?), FIRST HALF OF THE XIX CENTURY

107.2 by 78 cm.
35,000-45,000 pounds


Dressed in an opulent red and gold brocade tunic with pearl and gem-studded gold bands, complemented by a green Episcopal stole and the mitre of High Priest, seated regally on a high curved throne with lavish cushions and a suppedaneum supported by the wheels of fire, the blue glory with clouds and ten seraphs, the red rhombus with the Apocalyptic images of the four Evangelists, all rendered in grisaille with the exception of the golden haloes and wings, the background and raised border in glittering gold.


Notes on symbols:
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Ω Indicates 20% Import Duty Charge applies.
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