Icon of the Nativity of ChristRussia, Suzdal, 1675-1700
Lot 1009
Icon of the Nativity of Christ
Russia, Suzdal, 1675-1700
Sold for US$ 106,250 inc. premium

Lot Details
Icon of the Nativity of Christ
Russia, Suzdal, 1675-1700
tempera on wood with gilding
30.5 x 25cm (12 3/16 x 10 1/8in)

Footnotes

  • Exhibited
    Washington, DC, Hillwood Museum & Gardens, Tradition in Transition: Russian Icons in the Age of the Romanovs, 2004

    Literature
    Wendy R. Salmond, Tradition in Transition: Russian Icons in the Age of the Romanovs, Hillwood Museum & Gardens, Washington, DC, 2004, no. 10, p. 38, illustrated

    This small and densely populated icon depicts an unusual profusion of scenes connected with the birth of Jesus Christ. Such mastery of miniature painting and narrative details are unique in a small devotional icon, making the present work of high importance.

    Очень редкая аналойная икона, в которой сцена Рождества Христова представлена в развернутом варианте, как это было принято в больших храмовых образах. Древность памятника, миниатюрное письмо и художественность стиля придают ей особую ценность. Икона является музейной по своему значению.
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