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Lot 126, Auction 8/17/2017: 18th C. Russian Enameled Icon, Traveling Triptych

Russia, 18th century CE. A stunning brass enameled triptych icon, showing, from left to right, the Virgin Mary, Christ as an adult, and an angel, probably Gabriel, holding the Christ child. Pale and dark blue enamel give depth to the scenes. Each are densely packed with symbolism. Mary gestures to a text written on a scroll, her head tilted downward. Christ stands holding a book with his right hand raised in blessing, his fingers spelling out

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