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DoneSat, Feb 25, 2017 4:00 PM GMT
New York, NY, USA

16th-20th Century Religious Icons

Arising from the European Orthodox world are icons that carry a rich history and intricate religious symbolism. Depicting Gospel scenes, these ornate paintings on wooden canvases and brass sand-castings remain faithful to the stories of Virgin Mary and Christ. Yet unusual subjects, such as a rendering of six saints or the Virgin of Three Hands, hint that a few rare pieces were specially commissioned by families. Through this one-of-a-kind sale, discover and decode traditions that remain central to the European Orthodox tradition.