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Russian Iconostasis Icon Depicting the Mother of God of Galatea

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2715B
Lot:
321
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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2715B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
April 05, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Russian Iconostasis Icon Depicting the Mother of God of Galatea, Moscow School, late 19th century, the Hodigitria-type icon with the Virgin holding Christ in one arm, while Christ holds a globus cruciger and raises his hand in blessing, polychrome painted to a gilded ground, 43 1/2 x 31, in a later giltwood frame, 53 1/4 x 41 in.

N.B. The original icon is in the Church of St. Tikhon in Moscow.
Estimate $2,000-4,000

Age-typical surface wear. Loss with inpainting to Virgin's forehead and hand. Patches and loss to gilt ground. Loss to panel in lower left corner. Panel not warped and painted white to the reverse. Figures may have originally had metal halos.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

God, Moscow School, Church of St. Tikhon in Moscow

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