World Treasures: Important Russian, Asian, European & American Works
June 3rd & 4th, 2014
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Lot 9
A RUSSIAN ICON OF SAINT SERGEI OF RADONEZH, HOLY TRINITY MONASTERY ICON WORKSHOP, DATED 1894. Here Sergei is depicted wearing the Great Skema, delivering a blessing and holding a scroll symbolic of his spiritual wisdom. The background, borders, halo and Tsata rendered in low relief sculpted gilt gesso simulating the metal riza covering of a popular icon of St. Sergei housed in the monastery. The faint inscriptions above each shoulder identify him as "The Holy Venerable Sergei, Wonder Worker of Radonezh." The reverse of the icon displays a hand-written dedicatory inscription that reads, “Blessings from Ekaterina Nikolayevna Nzhelova, maiden name Golovina, to the young boy Sergiy Preobrazhenskiy. September 27, 1894.” 9 inches x 7 inches (22.5 x 18 cm).
Estimate:  $800 - 1,200   € 560 - 840
Price Realized: $3,500.00
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