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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, THE NETHERLANDS

Merab Abramishvili
GEORGIAN
THREE HUNDRED ARAGVIANS
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 62,500 GBP
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, THE NETHERLANDS

Merab Abramishvili
GEORGIAN
THREE HUNDRED ARAGVIANS
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 62,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Merab Abramishvili
1957-2006
GEORGIAN
THREE HUNDRED ARAGVIANS
signed in Georgian l.r.; further signed, titled and dated 1993 on the reverse
tempera on plywood
74.5 by 74.5cm, 29 1/4 by 29 1/4 in.
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Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner in 1995

Catalogue Note

The scene depicts the last stand of the battle of Krtsanisi (11th September 1795), in which 300 warriors from the Aragvi valley defended Tbilisi against the attack of the Persian army led by Agha Muhammad Khan. Outnumbered by the Qajar army, the Georgian army was overwhelmed and all 300 Aragvian warriors were slain, fulfilling their honourable oath to fight to the death. Abramishvili first broached the subject of the 300 Aragvians in the 1987 eponymous painting considered to be the artist's first major work in his signature medium of tempera (150 by 150cm, the artist's estate). 

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