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DoneSat, Jan 28, 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 and brass oklad adorned motifs remain faithful to the stories of Virgin Mary and Christ. Yet unusual subjects, such as a rendering of four 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 Orthodox tradition.