Lot 4

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A VERY FINE RUSSIAN ICON OF THE VLADIMIR MOTHER OF GOD, 16TH CENTURY, MOSCOW.   Typically depicted in half length, here the Virgin holds the Christ child in a tender cheek-to-cheek embrace, her head inclined towards the Christ child, who embraces her with both hands. The Virgin with a reddish-brown maphorion edged in gilt highlights over a dark blue chiton with white highlights, executed on a gilt ground panel with double kovcheg and single spline. The offered icon follows closely two separate icons of the Vladimir Mother God both held in the Moscow Kremlin Assumption Cathedral, one dating to the 15th century, the other to the beginning of the 16th century. 12.8 inches x 10.5 inches (32.5 x 26.5cm).

Estimate:  $5,000 - 8,000   € 4,500 - 7,200
Price Realized: $43,750.00

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