07-10-2010 07-10-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2513 Boston
July 10, 2010 10:00AMCalender
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Arabic Christian Icon of the Holy Family

$3,200$2,700
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2513 Location: Boston Date / Time: July 10, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Arabic Christian Icon of the Holy Family, likely Melkite, early 19th century, the Virgin and Joseph holding small lilies, the Christ child with hand raised in blessing, 18 x 13 1/4 in.
Estimate $600-800

Painted on a fabric surface laid onto board, with the fabric now lifting, causing significant craquelure throughout. Losses to fabric and paint to lower corners and right edge, with lower right corner loose off of board. some rubbing to gilding. surface scratches to Madonna's face.

Keywords

Christian Icon, Madonna