8 June 2009
RUSSIAN (ST. PETERSBURG), CIRCA 1800
35 by 30 cm.
The angel with long wings raises his hand in blessing, holding a branch of lilies and a sceptre with cruciform finial. The Mother of God is seated on a backless throne, her open book lying on the table next to her, God the Father is depicted on the arched top of the composition, His Word directed towards the Mother of God, there is a shaft of light that includes the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove. The interior is executed in the Western style with arches, tracery windows and ornamental lettering on the columns, the floor is rendered in perspective with chequered patterns emulating tiles.
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