European & American Fine Art and Antiques Including Russian & Asian Works
May 18th-19th, 2010
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LOT 20
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Lot 20
AN INTERESTING AND LARGE RUSSIAN ICON OF SAINT NICHOLAS WITH LIFE SCENES, CIRCA 1600-1625. At center is a half length image of Nicholas delivering a blessing and holding a book of Gospels. On either side of his head within medallions are standard images of Christ and the Mother of God. The central image is surrounded by eight similar size reserves each depicting a scene from the life of Nicholas and identified by corresponding gilt inscriptions. Read clockwise beginning at upper left the scenes are: The birth of Nicholas, the baptism of Nicholas, the healing of the blind woman, Nicholas learning his letters, Nicholas’ consecration as deacon, his consecration as Bishop, the saving of the drowning boy, and the death of Nicholas. The outside border inscribed with a prayer in Old Church Slavonic. 20.5 x 18.5 inches (52 x 48cm)
Estimate:  $6,000 - 9,000   € 4,500 - 6,750
Price Realized: $6,000.00
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