The Prophet Elijah Russia, 17th century<BR />
Lot 173
The Prophet Elijah Russia, 17th century
Sold for £8,125 (US$ 13,484) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
The Prophet Elijah
Russia, 17th century
the long-haired, bearded saint depicted seated on a boulder in a cave within a rocky wilderness, wearing an orange robe heightened with white beneath a brown mantle trimmed with blue fur, leaning on a staff with tau-shaped handle and gazing at the raven perched on a promontory above; with below, the brook Cherith, with plants growing on its banks
31.5 x 27cm (12 3/8 x 10 5/8in).

Footnotes

  • Compare with an icon of the Prophet Elijah sold at Bukowski's Stockholm in May 2005 and now in a private collection in Stockholm. (Simon Morsink, The Power of Icons: Russian and Greek Icons 15th-19th Century, Amsterdam 2006, No.37, p.42.)
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