TWO GREEK CHRISTIAN ICONS OF SAINT GEORGE
Mount Athos Region, Greece, late 19th - early 20th century
Comprising an icon of the saint carved in light wood and engraved in relief, depicting the saint on horseback slaying the dragon with his lance, a flying angel with a laurel wreath hovering above the knight, on the upper left corner an inscription in Greek characters reading AGHIOS GEORGIOS, 20.7cm x 14cm; and a small square polychrome-painted icon of the same subject, the halo of the saint made of white metal and pinned to the surface, 17cm x 13cm.
Provenance of the smaller icon: Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen, Dusseldorf, Germany, 7 - 8 April 2017, lot 610.
Sold for £62
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