Novgorod School, 16th century: A highly important Russian church icon depicting The Descent from the Cross. Depth 26 mm. 90.5×66 cm.

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Auction date:09.06.2017   14:00
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Lot 1439Novgorod School, 16th century: A highly important Russian church icon depicting The Descent from the Cross. Depth 26 mm. 90.5×66 cm.
A highly important Russian church icon depicting The Descent from the Cross. The crucified Christ is lowered from the cross by Joseph from Arimathea. Mary reaches out for her son and their cheeks meet. Three myrrh-carrying women can be seen behind Mary, and the Pharisee Nicodemus kneels at Christ's feet. Nicodemus is pulling nails from Christ's feet and behind him stands the young John asking Nicodemus to be careful. Tempera on wood panel with a kovcheg. Novgorod School, 16th century. 90.5×66 cm.

Exhibited: The Gothenburg Museum of Art 1927, The National Museum in Oslo 1928, The National Gallery 1930, Oslo Kunstforening 1957, The Louvre 1958, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen 1996 and The Archbishop’s Palace Museum in Trondheim 1999.

Literature: Helge Kjellin: “Russiske ikoner i Norsk og Svensk eie”, Oslo 1956, mentioned and reproduced on p. 80–81.

Provenance: Acquired by Richard Zeiner-Henriksen 1922–1931 in St. Petersburg.

Related ex.: The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.
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Estimate: 800,000–1,000,000 kr.
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