A MONUMENTAL DATED ICON SHOWING THE ARCHANGELS MICHAEL AND GABRIEL Greek, dated 1716 Tempera on wood panel. Executed on a gold ground. Inscribed and dated '1716' on the lower part of the image. Damages to the borders. 126 x 70 cm. Literature: Exhibition catalogue: Golden light. Masterpieces of the Art of the Icon, Kononklijk Museum voor schone kunsten Antwerpen, 1988, No. 114. Provenance: Christie's London, 29 April 1893. MONUMENTAL DATED ICON WITH THE ARCHIDES MICHAEL AND GABRIEL Greece, dated 1716 Wood panel. Egg tempera on chalk ground, gold ground. 126 x 70 cm. Signed in Greek in the lower centre and dated '1716'. Edges partly damaged. Literature: Exhibition catalogue: Golden Light. Masterpieces of the Art of the Icon, Kononklijk Museum voor schone kunsten Antwerpen, 1988, No. 114. Provenance: Christie's London, 29 April 1983. Please note: this lot has been imported from outside the EU for sale to be sold at auction under Temporary Admission. When Hargesheimer releases such property to buyers in the EU, the buyer will become the importer and Import VAT is payable at 7% on the hammer price. To receive a refund of VAT amounts/Import VAT a non-EU must have registered to bid with an address outside of the EU and provide immediate proof of correct export out of the EU. Exports made by companies from other EU member states will be exempt from VAT if they state their VAT identification number. Please note that this lot was temporarily imported from a third country for the auction. When the work of art is handed over to the buyer by Hargesheimer Fine Art Auctions Düsseldorf, the buyer becomes the importer and owes Hargesheimer Fine Art Auctions Düsseldorf the import VAT at the current rate of 7%. Exempt from VAT are export deliveries to third countries (i.e. outside the EU) and, if the VAT identification number is stated, deliveries to companies in EU member states.