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A Russian icon of the protecting veil (Pokrov) of the Mother of God
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5,0007,000
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164
A Russian icon of the protecting veil (Pokrov) of the Mother of God
Estimate
5,0007,000
JUMP TO LOT

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A Russian icon of the protecting veil (Pokrov) of the Mother of God
the upper quadrant showing the Theotokos holding her veil, with the domes of the Church of the Blachernae visible in the background, surrounded by the apostles and Church Fathers with the hymnographer Romanos the Melodist holding his hymn (kontakion) to the Virgin below, while St. Andrew Fool for God pointing out his vision to his disciple Epiphanius, the surface intricately painted with finely detailed architecture and textured fabrics or fur, probably Mstera
14 3/4 x 12 in., 37.7 x 30.5 cm
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Collections: Silver, Vertu, and Russian Works of Art

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New York