A double-sided menological tabletka Moscow, 16th century
Lot 175
A double-sided menological tabletka Moscow, 16th century
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Auction Details
A double-sided menological tabletka Moscow, 16th century
Lot Details
A double-sided menological tabletka
Moscow, 16th century
painted on either side with the Saints and Festivals commemorated during the month of December, on a gold ground, each designated with an inscription; the subjects include: St. Barbara (4th), St. Savva (5th), St. Nicholas (6th), The Meeting of Joachim and Anna (9th), the Stylites Daniel and Simeon (11th), The Three Boys from the Fiery Furnace (Ss. Ananias, Azarias, and Misael)(17th), the Holy Martyr Sevastian and his companion bishops (18th), St. Igantios (20th), St. Juliana and St. Peter, Metropolitan of Moscow (21st), St. Anastasia (22nd), St. Evgenia (23rd), the Nativity of Christ (25th), the Council of the Mother of God, and St. Evthimios (26th), the Apostle and Deacon St. Stephen and St. Theodor (27th), the Christians Martyred at Nicomedia while attending divine service (28th), the Massacre of the Innocents, and Abbot Marcellos (29th), St. Anisios (30th), St. Melania (31st)
24.8 x 22.4cm (9 3/4 x 8 13/16in).


    Collection of Dr. John E. Sinsky, U.S.A.

    Comparison should be made with a number of tabletki, notably two attributed to Moscow and dated to around 1597 in the Korin Collection, Moscow. (V.I.Antonova, Drevnerusskoe Iskusstvo v Sobranii Pavla Korina, Moscow, 1966, nos. 51 and 52, pp.68-76, pls. 67-70); two later examples dated to circa 1600 and attributed to Central Russia. (Hetty J. Roozemond-van Ginhoven, Ikon: Inspired Art – Icons from the 'De Wijenburgh' Collection, Echteld 1980, nos.87 and 88.) Compare also with a complete set of menological double-sided tabletki attributed to Moscow 1580-1600, (Sotheby's Zurich, Fine Icons and Eastern Christian Works of Art, 23rd November 1978, lot 100.), as well as tabletki for the months of October and December, respectively attributed to the 17th and 16th centuries (Exhibition catalogue, Golden Light: Masterpieces of the Art of the Icon, Koninklijk Museum Voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen, Belgium 1988, nos.180 and 182, pp.193-5.)
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