Collector's Choice Sale of Art, Antiques & Collectibles

March 31st - April 1st, 2015

Auction closed
Lot 17

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A LARGE RUSSIAN ICON OF THE ENTRANCE OF THE MOTHER OF GOD INTO THE TEMPLE, CIRCA 1825. Painted in the Italianate style, at center the three year-old Mary holding a candle is presented to the temple priest Zacharias (father of John the Baptist), on the far right the Mother of God and St. Joseph and on the left, virgins holding candles. The large size of this icon would suggest that it once was likely part of an iconostas, probably the Festival Tier. 22.75 inches x 25.75 inches (58 x 66 cm).

Estimate:  $300 - 500   € 270 - 450
Price Realized: $1,875.00

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