07-10-2010 07-10-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2513 Boston
July 10, 2010 09:00 AMCalender

Arabic Christian Icon of St. Simeon Stylite

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


Arabic Christian Icon of St. Simeon Stylite, likely Melkite, 19th century, identified in Greek and Arabic, with a mother and child, and followers seeking healing at the base of the column, 19 5/8 x 15 1/4 in.
Estimate $1,800-2,200

Large vertical crack running through whole image, and a smaller vertical crack near lower right corner (approx. 3" long). Reverse showing that both cracks have old stablization repairs. Some scattered in-painting. Band at lower edge likely repainted/overpainted. some surface scratching and small gouges. Varnished.


Christian Icon