07-14-2012 07-14-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2605B Boston
July 14, 2012 10:00AMCalender
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Large Russian Church Icon Depicting the Dormition of the Virgin

$24,885$21,000
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2605B Location: Boston Date / Time: July 14, 2012 10:00AM

Description:

Large Russian Church Icon Depicting the Dormition of the Virgin, 19th century, the kovcheg panel with the apostles surrounding the Virgin's earthly body while Christ stands holding the Virgin's soul, flanked by archangels and Bishops, with the twelve apostles wrapped in cloth and transported to the site by angels centering the heavenly enthroned Virgin above, 45 1/2 x 37 1/2 in.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Cracks to painted surface due to panel separation. Inpainting and repairs to border, particularly along top of left side.