Lot 1143. VERY RARE ICON WITH THE HOLY SISOES BEFORE THE TOMB OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT

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Auction date:28.04.2018   12:00
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Lot 1143VERY RARE ICON WITH THE HOLY SISOES BEFORE THE TOMB OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT
Greece, 17. Century,
Single panel, egg tempera on gesso, gold base. 20.7 x 14.8 cm. The Saint Sisoes the Great was a monk who led an ascetic life in the Egyptian desert in a cave sanctified was by the Prayers and blessings of his predecessor, Anthony the Great. For his 60 years of work in the desert, St. Sisoues he reached a special spiritual purity and began to work miracles, so that by his prayers a dead child had been brought to life again. The Holy Sisoes lived under the reign of the Emperor Theodosius, banned the worship of pagan gods, among which Alexander,. As in Alexandria, the Christians a
Rebellion ensued, destroyed the temple of Serapis, where, presumably, Alexander's Remains were kept. The Holy Sisoes kneels before the tomb of Alexander the Great, and to think about death and the transience of human life. Sisoes mourned not only the death of the people, but also of an entire alien Empire. Sisoes to the front of
The grave said: "The mere sight of you, the grave, tends to me and makes me cry while I was about to blame to think that we each of us owe. Oh Death! Who

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