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Russian Icon of Pokrov Mother of God

Auction:
2850B
Lot:
458
Sold for:
$9,840$8,000

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2850B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 10, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

Russian Icon of Pokrov Mother of God, the kovcheg panel depicting the Madonna at the center with Christ above her and surrounded by a gathering of saints, all within a Byzantine-style building to a cream-painted ground, with various labels to reverse, 11 7/8 x 9 3/4 in.
Estimate $400-600

Scattered worming to panel. Panel warped with related cracking to center. Scattered retouch and over-painting throughout (see images). Loss to majority of gilded elements particularly border. Slats to back replaced. Craquelure, lifting and scattered losses to painted surface. Nicks and abrasions, particularly to edge of panel.



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, Christian art, Christian iconography, Eastern Catholicism, Eastern Orthodox icons, Eastern Orthodoxy, Icon, Madonna, Pokrov, Russian icons

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