07-10-2010 07-10-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2513 Boston
July 10, 2010 10:00AMCalender
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Large Russian Icon of Saint Elijah and Scenes from his Life

$3,555$3,000
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2513 Location: Boston Date / Time: July 10, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Large Russian Icon of Saint Elijah and Scenes from his Life, 19th century, likely taken from a iconostasis, with central depiction of the saint before the cave, surrounded by vignettes from his life, and his ascension in fiery chariot to top, 26 1/2 x 22 1/2 in.
Estimate $4,000-5,000

Warping to panel in two places; one inch loss by right foot and a four inch area of bubbling and lifting paint; minor losses to right lower section; two large repaired cracks to either side of figure and in-painted through the same. Borders with heavy in-painting and scattered throughout. No worm damage/insect holes evident.