European & American Fine Art and Antiques Including Russian & Asian Works
May 18th-19th, 2010
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LOT 19
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Lot 19
A LARGE AND RARE RUSSIAN RELIEF CARVED CRUCIFIX, 18TH - 19TH CENTURY. The large and imposing panel relief carved with a cross-form at center flanked by a spear and reed with sponge. Further carved in relief with various abbreviated standard inscriptions related to the Crucifixion At top, TSAR SLAVUIY (King of Glory) and down further still IC XC (Isos Christos). Below the central cross beam NIKA, the Greek word meaning He (Jesus) Conquers. And at the base MLRB abbreviating MESTO LOBNOE RAY BUIST (The Place of the Skull Becomes Paradise). The background rendered in salmon and inscribed with florals and other standard Crucifixion related inscriptions, bordered in light blue and red. Refreshened in certain areas. 25.25 inches x 12 inches (64 x 30.5 cm).
Estimate:  $8,000 - 12,000   € 6,000 - 9,000
Price Realized: $12,000.00
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