Lot 746. MONUMENTALE OLD PAAR IKONOSTASEN-IKONEN: GOTTESMUTTER PANAGIA PORTAITISSA UND CHRISTUS PANTOKRATOR

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Auction date: 13.04.2019   14:00 UTC +01:00
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Lot 746 | MONUMENTALE OLD PAAR IKONOSTASEN-IKONEN: GOTTESMUTTER PANAGIA PORTAITISSA UND CHRISTUS PANTOKRATOR
Greece, 2. Half of the 17. Century
Pair of massive and heavy hard wood-individual boards. Kowtscheg, egg tempera painting on chalk base. The background is gold-plated, Nimben partially hallmarked. 74.5 x 50 cm. The icon depicts the mother of God 'of all the Holy gatekeeper' in front of gold Background halbfigurig. She wears a red Maphorion, which is adorned with the virgin of the stars as a sign of their purity. The borders and edges of the garment are provided with fine decorations. On her left Arm the Christ boy sits upright. He holds the right Hand uplifted in blessing and in his left a closed Scroll. His legs are slightly bent and the feet naked. The boy is dressed as a sign of his divinity in a gold-coloured robe. With the right Hand, the mother points to her divine son. The obligatory abbreviation for mother of God 'MP OY' is painted on the Background at the top in bright red letters, in the Nimbus of the child, the Greek stand
Letter 'O N' (ed). As a half-figure portrait of Christ is facing the same case in front of a gold-plated Background, frontal, like a statue to the viewer. The serious expression of his face is full of gentleness. He has raised the right Hand in blessing, with the left he holds the book open before him the Gospels. He is wearing a red Chiton, which may be understood as a reference to the blood sacrifice of Christ, while the Blue of his Chimation indicates his divine nature. At the top of the right-hand and left-hand edge is
the obligate Greek abbreviation for Jesus Christ IC XC' in bright red letters painted. His Nimbus bears the Greek letter 'O N' (the

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