07-10-2010 07-10-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2513 Boston
July 10, 2010 10:00 AMCalender

Arabic Christian Icon Depicting the Crucifixion

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2513 Location: Boston Date / Time: July 10, 2010 10:00AM


Arabic Christian Icon Depicting the Crucifixion, likely Melkite, possibly Syria, 18th century, with Jerusalem in the background, identified in Latin, Greek, and Arabic, the Mother of God and John the Baptist at Christ's feet, the crucifix piercing a skull, 22 1/2 x 17 1/4 in.
Estimate $5,000-7,000

Large restored vertical crack down center. In-painting to lettering at INRI plaque, and to lettering to right of that. Repainting to area of ground to right of Christ's legs (around crack area). Some surface scratching, especially above St. John. Small bubble showing to gilded ground just below left corner of cross. some small bits of surface loss around crack. black border band repainted.


Christian Icon Depicting, God, Syria