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Lot 428: A FINE RUSSIAN ICON: THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD, 19TH CENTURY. At center is Mary watching over the newborn Christ as an ox and ass look on. To the left the wise men bring gifts, to the right an angel appears to a shepherd. At lower left the devil, in the disguise of an old shepherd, is tempting Joseph to doubt the trust of the Virgin birth. At lower left the midwife Zelomi prepares to wash the newborn child. The upper margin filled with gold stars against a blue scroll of heaven upon which are seen Angels of the Lord watching over the event below. The inscription along the upper margin identifies the subject as 'The Birth  of Our Lord Jesus Christ'. A beautiful icon. 13 x 10.5 inches.

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by Chiswick Auctions

December 13, 2016

Acton, London, United Kingdom

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  • A FINE RUSSIAN ICON: THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD, 19TH CENTURY. At center is Mary watching over the newborn Christ as an ox and ass look on. To the left the wise men bring gifts, to the right an angel appears to a shepherd. At lower left the devil, in the disguise of an old shepherd, is tempting Joseph to doubt the trust of the Virgin birth. At lower left the midwife Zelomi prepares to wash the newborn child. The upper margin filled with gold stars against a blue scroll of heaven upon which are seen Angels of the Lord watching over the event below. The inscription along the upper margin identifies the subject as 'The Birth  of Our Lord Jesus Christ'. A beautiful icon. 13 x 10.5 inches.
  • A FINE RUSSIAN ICON: THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD, 19TH CENTURY. At center is Mary watching over the newborn Christ as an ox and ass look on. To the left the wise men bring gifts, to the right an angel appears to a shepherd. At lower left the devil, in the disguise of an old shepherd, is tempting Joseph to doubt the trust of the Virgin birth. At lower left the midwife Zelomi prepares to wash the newborn child. The upper margin filled with gold stars against a blue scroll of heaven upon which are seen Angels of the Lord watching over the event below. The inscription along the upper margin identifies the subject as 'The Birth  of Our Lord Jesus Christ'. A beautiful icon. 13 x 10.5 inches.
  • A FINE RUSSIAN ICON: THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD, 19TH CENTURY. At center is Mary watching over the newborn Christ as an ox and ass look on. To the left the wise men bring gifts, to the right an angel appears to a shepherd. At lower left the devil, in the disguise of an old shepherd, is tempting Joseph to doubt the trust of the Virgin birth. At lower left the midwife Zelomi prepares to wash the newborn child. The upper margin filled with gold stars against a blue scroll of heaven upon which are seen Angels of the Lord watching over the event below. The inscription along the upper margin identifies the subject as 'The Birth  of Our Lord Jesus Christ'. A beautiful icon. 13 x 10.5 inches.
  • A FINE RUSSIAN ICON: THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD, 19TH CENTURY. At center is Mary watching over the newborn Christ as an ox and ass look on. To the left the wise men bring gifts, to the right an angel appears to a shepherd. At lower left the devil, in the disguise of an old shepherd, is tempting Joseph to doubt the trust of the Virgin birth. At lower left the midwife Zelomi prepares to wash the newborn child. The upper margin filled with gold stars against a blue scroll of heaven upon which are seen Angels of the Lord watching over the event below. The inscription along the upper margin identifies the subject as 'The Birth  of Our Lord Jesus Christ'. A beautiful icon. 13 x 10.5 inches.
  • A FINE RUSSIAN ICON: THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD, 19TH CENTURY. At center is Mary watching over the newborn Christ as an ox and ass look on. To the left the wise men bring gifts, to the right an angel appears to a shepherd. At lower left the devil, in the disguise of an old shepherd, is tempting Joseph to doubt the trust of the Virgin birth. At lower left the midwife Zelomi prepares to wash the newborn child. The upper margin filled with gold stars against a blue scroll of heaven upon which are seen Angels of the Lord watching over the event below. The inscription along the upper margin identifies the subject as 'The Birth  of Our Lord Jesus Christ'. A beautiful icon. 13 x 10.5 inches.
   
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Description: A FINE RUSSIAN ICON: THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD, 19TH CENTURY. At center is Mary watching over the newborn Christ as an ox and ass look on. To the left the wise men bring gifts, to the right an angel appears to a shepherd. At lower left the devil, in the disguise of an old shepherd, is tempting Joseph to doubt the trust of the Virgin birth. At lower left the midwife Zelomi prepares to wash the newborn child. The upper margin filled with gold stars against a blue scroll of heaven upon which are seen Angels of the Lord watching over the event below. The inscription along the upper margin identifies the subject as 'The Birth  of Our Lord Jesus Christ'. A beautiful icon. 13 x 10.5 inches.

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