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796
Madre della Consolazione, Veneto-Cretan,

early 16th century

Estimate
15,00020,000
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796
Madre della Consolazione, Veneto-Cretan,

early 16th century

Estimate
15,00020,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Madre della Consolazione, Veneto-Cretan,

early 16th century

depicted half-length on a gold ground, wearing a blue tunic and purple maphorion fastened at the chest, a transparent white veil draped over her hair, the mantle decorated with a web of fine gold lines, the Mother of God holding Christ on her right arm, Christ holding a closed scroll in one hand and making a sign of blessing with the other
55 by 44cm, 21 5/8 by 17 3/8 in.
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Catalogue Note

The present icon can be placed in the general context of Veneto-Cretan icons produced on the island of Crete during its Venetian occupation.  The type was probably introduced to the Orthodox-Christian world by icon painter Nikolas Tzafouris in the second half of the 15th century; his oeuvre is typified by combined Byzantine and Italian iconographical types.

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