World Treasures: Important Russian, European, Asian & American Works

June 16th, 2015

auction closed
Lot 6

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A RUSSIAN ICON OF CHRIST IMMANUEL, 17TH OR 18TH CENTURY. Here Christ is depicted as a youth as taken from Isaiah 7:14 "Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel." In some cases, as in the offered icon, Christ Immanuel is depicted alone, whereas in other examples he may be depicted flanked by angels on a larger horizontal panel or as part of a three piece grouping. Immanuel is a representation of the Son, "begotten of the Father before all worlds." The offered icon is executed on a wood panel with a double raised border (kovcheg) typical of icons produced in the 17th century. 12.25 inches x 10.25 inches (31.25 x 26 cm).

Estimate:  $3,000 - 5,000   € 2,700 - 4,500

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