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Description
Russia, ca. 19th century CE. A finely painted wooden icon depicting the Coronation of the Virgin Mary as Queen of Heaven featuring the Virgin Mary with her hands in a prayerful pose, standing or floating above the billowing clouds and winged angels of heaven, crowned by God the Father and Jesus Christ, with the Dove of the Holy Spirit hovering above the scene. The figures are painted with tranquil visages displaying naturalistic features, the volumes, poses, and gestures of their forms highlighted by cascading draperies, the tempera palette of pastel blues and pinks. On the verso are back slats or panel cross members which were created to prevent warping during the drying process and usually indicate that the icon was created prior to 1890. A special example of a sacred scene depicted by such esteemed artist as Giovanni Bellini, Gentile da Fabriano, and Fra Filippo Lippi. Size: 10.75" W x 13.5" H (27.3 cm x 34.3 cm)

Provenance: Ex-Hudson River Valley, NY private collection

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#116537
Condition
Minor surface scratches as shown and a few age cracks as shown.
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Fine 19th C. Russian Icon, Coronation of the Virgin

Estimate $900 - $1,200Sep 22, 2016
Starting Price $450
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