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New York, NY, United States
DoneSat, Sep 10, 2016 4:00 PM GMT

Religious Icons

These lots start at $1 and have no reserve as a courtesy so that collectors can determine the true market value on authentic items. Arising from the Russian 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 four saints, 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 Russian Orthodox tradition.