European & American Fine Art and Antiques Including Russian & Asian Works
May 18th-19th, 2010
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Lot 1
A FINE PAIR OF RUSSIAN ICONS OF THE ANNUNCIATION, CIRCA 1600. This pair of icons constitute the upper section of a pair of Royal Doors or Tsar Doors (Tsarskiye Dveri), so called because the passage of the sacraments, the King of Glory, through them during the liturgy. They are situated at floor level in the center of the iconostasis. They are most often painted with the four Evangelists and at the top with the Annunciation, as in the offered lot. The BLAGOVYESHCHENIE (Annunciation of the Good News) depicts the Archangel Gabriel (left) announcing the coming birth of Christ to Mary. A fine and important set. 19.25 inches x 14.25 inches each (49 x 36cm).
Estimate:  $20,000 - 30,000   € 15,000 - 22,500
Price Realized: $24,000.00
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